"It would be hard to name more superior proponents of their instruments than the artists of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center..."
“It’s a joy to be in such authoritative hands – an audience member can simply sit back, relax, and let the music fill him.”
“The sound of the ensemble was superb.”
“All these musicians are long-standing friends, and their performance was filled with the intimate collegiality that is chamber music at its best.”
“Engaging performances are always provided by the musicians of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center….”
The Artists of CMS comprise an evolving and unparalleled roster of performers. Graduates of the world’s leading conservatories and winners of the most prestigious international competitions and awards, these musicians – currently hailing from eighteen countries – form the dynamic ensembles that are the hallmark of CMS. Coming from different generations, widespread cultures, and diverse artistic backgrounds, they share common attributes: virtuosity, charisma, and the powerful communicative energy that is required of great chamber musicians. Together, they combine deep knowledge of unassailable traditions with fresh and adventurous perspectives, delivering performances that continually earn CMS its international reputation as America’s leading interpreter of chamber music.
A typical CMS ensemble could include: A winner of the Avery Fisher Prize and a BBC New Generation artist; graduates of the Juilliard School and the Sibelius Academy; and recipients of Grammy Awards and Gramophone magazine’s Record of the Year award. In a single season, they might appear as soloists with the San Francisco Symphony or the Vienna Philharmonic, as recitalists or chamber artists at the festivals of Verbier, Prussia Cove or Tanglewood, and as members of some of today’s most distinguished chamber groups. The ensemble also might include teachers at the Curtis Institute and Salzburg’s Mozarteum; artists who are music directors of prominent festivals; and dedicatees of works by the most celebrated composers of our time.