Letter from the founder
A Personal Note from the Founder and Music Director
The inaugural season of the International Chamber Orchestra of America begins with our chamber series, “Chamber Music in the City” and ICOA’s educational program in collaboration with Teachers College, Columbia University. Our gala concert, “New World, New Beginning“ in May 2017, includes an exciting world premiere of world renowned composer, Bruce Adolphe, inspired by Dvorak’s New World Symphony, in partnership with the New York Philharmonic, and visual artists James Rouvelle and Lili Maya. Next summer, ICOA will embark on our first international tour of fifteen cities in China.
ICOA represents the spirit of New York City’s metropolis: a community of diverse artists who have a mutual passion in creating quality classical music. We continually seek to expand our music-making community, and this season is no different. ICOA is thrilled to welcome guest artists into our musical family, including the Concertmaster of the London Philharmonic, the Principal Violist of the Berlin Philharmoniker and the violinist of Emerson Quartet.
As the Founder and Music Director of ICOA, I would like to humbly express my gratitude to each and everyone of you! We believe that classical music will be rightfully passed on generation after generation, and we hope you will join us in creating meaningful impact through the arts.
Szucs Mate, Berliner Philharmoniker, Principal Viola
Kevin Lin, London Philharmonic, Concertmaster
Eugene Drucker, Emerson Quartet, Violinist
Andy Lin, Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center
Kenneth Liao, Juilliard Orchestra, Concertmaster
Meng-chieh Liu, Concert Pianist
Alexander Vvedenskiy, Louisville Orchestra, Principal Oboe
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
Mak & Company, CPAs, LLP.
Teachers College, Columbia University
Ashley Chiu, Marketing Director
Karen Cueva, Communications Manager
Xiaoyu Wang, Community Outreach Coordinator
Mia Bao, Development Director
Andrew Jeng, Orchestra Manager and Operation
Katy Ho, Manager of Education