Hometown: New York
Web site: http://www.linkensemble.org
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Ella Toovy, cellist and artistic director; Nurit Pacht, violin;Yevgeny Faniuk; flute; Tibi Cziger, clarinet;
Maya Hartman; piano; Chris Nappi; percussion
LINK Ensemble is a chamber group interested in exploring ways to listen to, present, and connect audiences with chamber music in the twenty-first century. Forming a "Pierrot" Ensemble (the instrumentation of Arnold Schoenberg's landmark Pierrot Lunaire with added percussion) allowing a wide investigation of the music of our time, the ensemble is the quintessential contemporary consort, performing works for the entire sextet as well as chamber works for any combinations of its instrument. Ties and cross-references in instrumentation, tone language, artistic influences, musical form, genre, or extra musical resources guide the programming, designed to offer the audience a cohesive listening experience suggesting perspectives on art and humanity. Now in its second season, the ensemble had presented concerts, collaborated with composers, and reached out to the community as well as to young composers in educational residencies. Based in New York City, LINK Ensemble was founded in 2007 by cellist Ella Toovy.
Since LINK’s formation in 2007 the ensemble has generated growing interest from audiences, composers, collaborators, and presenters alike and is constantly in the process of expanding its reach and scope of activities, to concerts in traditional and innovative unconventional concert venues/settings, planned university residencies, educational activities, interactive programs and cross-genre collaborative initiatives. The ensemble builds an impressive body of repertoire, and invests great care and attention into the highest quality of performance and interpretation.
The ensemble is comprised of some of New York most exciting performers, whose individual highly active careers span from featured solo engagements and recitals through chamber music concerts, new music performances, collaborations with other art forms to education the young generation of musicians.