EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC FOR EVERYONE
NEW YORK CLASSICAL PLAYERS DONGMIN KIM
Exuberant Chamber Orchestra! Admirably dedicated to bringing fee music! TIMEOUT NEW YORK
Mission The New York Classical Players reaches out to diverse audiences in order to enrich the human spirit and enhance cultural vitality of life through performances at the highest artistic level by todayâ€™s most exciting young instrumentalists making their artistic careers in New York metropolitan area and beyond.
Core Value Uncompromising artistic excellence Engagement with community Innovative vision Collaboration and Teamwork Committed to fiscal responsibility
An amazing ensemble out of some of the best and brightest young musicians on the music scene today! ALEXANDER KERR concertmaster at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
I had the best time with these wonderful musicians! CHO-LIANG LIN concert violinist
The New York Classical Players play with commitment and purpose. This highly talented ensemble is one of great sensitivity, ability, and spirit. MARK KOSOWER principal cello at the Cleveland Orchestra
A group of world-class musicians! JASMINE CHOI concert flutist
NEW YORK CLASSICAL PLAYERS The New York Classical Players is a professional performing group of highly-gifted young instrumentalists from different cultures committed to bringing free classical repertoire concerts to the public. Bringing together musicians from various nationalities, NYCP combines personal and cultural strengths and high level of chamber musicianship based upon democratic principles to the process of creating music. Trained from many of the world’s best-known music schools, members of the NYCP are top prize winners from major international competitions. Musicians have made debuts at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and have been involved with illustrious projects such as Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project and are recipients of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Envisioned by Dongmin Kim in 2009, NYCP has been presenting free concerts in different venues around the New York metropolitan area. Repertoire includes pieces spanning from Bach to composers of our time. Guest artists include one of the most loved performing artists violist Kim Kashkashian, soprano Sumi Jo, violinis Cho-Liang Lin, Chee-Yun, Stefan Jackiw and Josef Spacek, Cellist Mark Kosower and DaXun Zhang, to name a few. In addition, the NYCP is highly committed to creating new repertoire to convey a different dimension of interest to the public by presenting pieces by young outstanding composers of today, including, Vivian Fung, Clint Needham, Alexandra du Bois, and Yoomi Paick. As one of today’s most exciting young performing arts organizations, the NYCP takes on the responsibility of being an emerging cultural source by connecting people with a broader world of musical art and culture. 4
ENGAGEMENT WITH COMMUNITY â€“ AN EMERGING CULTURAL SOURCE Whether itâ€™s the large African American population in the Bronx, or reaching the Asian community in Northern New Jersey, NYCP has planted musical seeds in every community; enriching individuals of all ages and backgrounds through the power of music. In some occasions, a free NYCP concert is the only opportunity all year in which community members are given a chance to experience high quality classical music. Many have reached out to us after concerts in complete disbelief that an ensemble as talented as ours would be performing for communities throughout NY and NJ with no charge.
INNOVATIVE VISION - FREE CONCERTS From the tip of Long Island to the top of the Bronx, the New York Classical Players brings inspiring classical music to neighborhoods in every borough of NY and in NJ for FREE of charge. NYCP has been committed to bringing music out into the communities. In the past three seasons, NYCP has performed nearly 40 concerts and served around 30,000 people in various occasions.
UNCOMPROMISING ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE - UNFORGETTABLE WAY TO CONNECT Whether it’s playing with some of today’s premier soloists or a string quartet mesmerizing a gallery audience, these concerts feature outstanding artists, both from within the ensemble and with those that are invited to perform as soloists. Warm and welcoming, the New York Classical Players concerts are an unforgettable way to connect with each community through the power of uncompromising great music performed by today’s exceptionally talented young musicians.
KIM KASHKASHIAN viola
SUMI JO soprano
ALEX KERR violin
CHO-LIANG LIN violin
DAXUN ZHANG double bass / cello
MARK KOSOWER cello
JOSEF SPACEK violin
CHRIS COLETTI trumpet
STEFAN JACKIW violin 6
JASMINE CHOI flute
EDWARD AUER piano
GUEST ARTISTS in the past concerts (selected) Cho-Liang Lin Kim Kashikashan Chee-Yun Stefan Jackiw Josef Spacek Mark Kosower Sumi Jo Alex Kerr Edward Auer
Concert violinist, Artistic Director at the La Jolla Music Festival Concert violist, 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Instrumental Solo Avery Fisher Career Grant, Concert violinist (Opus3 Artist) Artist-in-Residence, Avery Fisher Career Grant, Concert violinist (Opus3 Artist) Concertmaster at the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Cello at the Cleveland Orchestra Grammy Award winning Opera Singer Concertmaster at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra First American pianist to win at the Chopin International Piano competition
DONGMIN KIM, Music Director/Founder • • • • • • • •
One of the most exciting and versatile young conductors of today. Conducted the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and the Seoul Arts Center Festival Orchestra. At the podium with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, among others. Former Conducting Staff as the Schmidt Conducting Fellow at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Awarded the Herbert von Karajan Fellowship and served a residency with the Wien Philharmonic Orchestra at the Salzburg Music Festival. Studied and worked with Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Leonard Slatkin, and Mstislav Rostropovich. Led various contemporary ensembles in performances and recording of new compositions. A graduate of Yonsei University, and dual-studies in Orchestral Conducting and Viola at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
NYCP Musicians Alexi Kenney Alice Yoo Andy Lin Daniel Kim David Southorn DaXun Zhang Elly Suh Elizabeth Fayette Emily Smith Jiyoung Lee Katie Hyun Ken Hamao Kris Saebo Megan Griffin Micahel Katz Robin Scott Siwoo Kim Xiao Wang
Winner of Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, CAG Artist Winner of the Schadt International Competition, ACJW Fellow Member of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, and Amphion Quartet Principal viola of Aspen Music Festival, Member of Quartet Senza Misura Concertmaster of the Delaware Symphony, Amphion Quartet Artistic Leader of NYCP, Professor at the University of Texas at Austin Winner of Naumburg, and Oistrakh International Violin Competitions Winner of Juilliard Concerto Competition Winner of Juilliard Concerto Competition, Member of the Seattle Chamber Music Society Winner of the Juilliard, and Hudson Valley Concerto Competitions Member of the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, and Amphion Quartet Concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra, Winner of Kingsville Intnl’ Competition Fellow of Ensemble ACJW, Faculty at the Bloomingdale School of Music. Principal viola of New World Symphony Orchestra, ACJW Fellow Winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition, CAG Artist Concertmaster of NYCP, Winner of Yehudi Menuhin International Competition Winner of Julliard Competition, Member of Ensemble DITTO Winner of the Szigeti International Violin Competition 7
COLLABORATION AND TEAMWORK Acclaimed for its uncompromising pursuit of artistic excellence, NYCPâ€™s success is largely due to the outstanding leadership and support shown by the Supporting Groups; Board of Directors, Board of Counselors, Artistic Advisory, and Administrative Staff. The Supporting Groups are responsible for maintaining a culture of high engagement, accountability, and strategic thinking. As fiduciaries, the Supporting Groups oversee all NYCP activities and assure that resources are aligned with the NYCP mission while monitoring and sustaining progress in the cultivation and solicitation of additional support.
Board of Directors Robert Jacklosky Dongmin Kim Sally S. Yang Meadou Kim Yeji Cha Julie C. KIM Yoon J. Song Ye Jin Kim
Artistic Advisory Janos Starker Jaime Laredo Chee-Yun Sharon Robinson David Kim Alex Kerr Daniel Heifetz Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi
Board of Counselors James B. Park, Chair
Administrative Staff Yeji Cha Clara Kim Yoomi Paick MK Cha
SUPPORT US The New York Classical Players is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Pursuant to the laws and regulations of the U.S., all gifts are tax-deductible.
EVERY PERFORMANCE AN UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY Exciting. Innovative. Uncompromising. The New York Classical Players share many traits with the companies of the BMW Group. Both NYCP and the BMW Group have achieved excellence in their fields through tight teamwork, demanding the highest levels of professonalism, and realizing how diversity can broaden perspectives to create a singular experience. And just as every performance of the New York Classical Players is an unforgettable journey, every journey in a BMW Group vehicle is an unforgettable experience. We at the BMW Group proudly sponsor and salute the New york Classical Players for bringing through their free concerts, the pleasures and insights of classical music to the public. BMW GROUP
Supporting of the arts makes good business sense. Leaders in the business community know firsthand the importance a strong arts community plays in the economic strength and quality of life within a community. The NYCP provides corporate, foundation, and government donors with tremendous value through sponsorships and community recognition for your dedication and support. Aligning your brand with the New York Classical Players also gives you a direct connection to the region’s most influential and engaged consumers and decisions-makers, all sharing a commitment to artistic achievement and community enhancement. The NYCP creates a customized sponsorship program designed to meet your individual corporate goals and objectives.
Sponsors receive numerous benefits, including prominent print recognition and opportunities to meet musicians and guest artists. Sponsoring the NYCP will position you in the following ways: • As establishing an association with a world-class performing artist with today’s most exciting young artistic intelligence to have access to special resources and services available.
As a valuable and lucrative channel to build and reinforce your presence being viewed as your Mecenat activities in the world’s leading global city, as well as our nation and beyond.
As a high profile company with an important branding and/ or community message to deliver to people who support, and attend concerts and programs of the NYCP.
As a supporter of one most talented young performing organizations whose goals are to keep serving the communities of the world’s leading global city with the concert after the concert for free of charge.
As helping enrich the lives of the residents of our city, region and country.
The NYCP creates a customized sponsorship program designed to meet your goals and objectives.
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