What is Music Beyond the Chamber?
Music Beyond the Chamber is a chamber music organization that brings together some of our generation's most innovative and sought after chamber musicians from around the world for various performance, education and network strengthening possibilities within a community. These musicians perform in some of the world's most celebrated concert halls, such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, the Mozarteum and the Gewandhaus. They are equally invested in music education, looking to introduce communities to the advantages of a classical music education for K-12 students, providing an environment of excellence to raise the current level of existing university and pre-college music students, and supporting the bond between amateur and professional musicians. This is all done in order to ensure the longevity and relevance of chamber music worldwide.
The artists from Music Beyond the Chamber are all musicians trained in some of the world's most prestigious institutions such as the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute, Guildhall School, New England Conservatory, Yale University, Rice University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. They have garnered awards from major international competitions such as the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, Holland America Music Society Competition, Yellow Springs International Competition, the Schadt International String Competition. Each member of Music Beyond the Chamber is also a dedicated chamber musician, making regular festival appearances at Ravinia, Marlboro, Taos, Music@Menlo and Tanglewood, often collaborating with mentors such as Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zuckerman, Pamela Frank and Midori Goto.
In addition to being active performers, the musicians from Music Beyond the Chamber are equally accomplished scholars, having earned a multitude of grants and scholarships from the Fulbright Commission, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Virtu Foundation, the Deutsche Akademische Austtausch Dienst (DAAD) and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Several members also hold academic degrees in Music Education, Classics, and Renaissance Studies, and others are accomplished visual artists and writers, with works appearing in appearing in visual art and literary magazines at Yale, the North Central Review, CRED Magazine, the America Library of Poetry and the American Literacy Council.
Music Beyond the Chamber members are equally passionate about the importance of arts in education. Members have worked with institutions such as Carnegie Hall's Academy Program, a fellowship program designed to prepare the world's finest young professional musicians for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community outreach, advocacy and leadership; the William Penn Foundation, an organization hoping to improve youth access to quality arts education; and the Perlman Music Program Suncoast, a project catered towards increasing music education awareness and level in Florida. On top of being sought-after performers, the members of Music Beyond the Chamber are also dedicated teachers, professors, music education clinicians and arts advocates.
Chamber music is named as such due to the origins of the small ensembles being able to fit inside the privacy of a single palace chamber. Music Beyond the Chamber aims to bring wonderful music outside of the “chamber” by bringing the music directly into the community.