"A few years ago, I joined 16 incredible string players in co-founding the East Coast Chamber Orchestra. They are some of my favorite people and the most talented chamber musicians that I've ever had the pleasure of playing with. We have tons of fun! I have arranged versions of Bartok's Rumanian Folk Dances and Corelli/Geminiani's "La Follia" Variations for the ensemble." For more about the arrangements, click here.
PROFILE: East Coast Chamber Orchestra
In 2001, a group of exciting young string players envisioned the creation of a conductor-less chamber orchestra, based upon democratic principles, whose focus is to be purely on music-making. This organic approach, passion, and commitment resulted in the creation of ECCO. Its members are some of the most talented young chamber musicians, soloists (many of them making appearances with such orchestras as Chicago and Philadelphia), and principals in major American orchestras. Translating this diversity of experience and virtuosity into a unified ensemble approach, ECCO combines the strength and power of an orchestral ensemble with the personal, intimate nature of chamber music. Their Town Hall (NYC) debut in February of 2004 confirmed ECCO's position as the most exceptional ensemble of the new generation whose fresh interpretations of new and old works coupled with highly nuanced and joyous playing earned them standing ovations and an immediate re-engagement.