About ICOA

The International Chamber Orchestra of America (ICOA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to reimagining classical music in the 21st century. ICOA’s community of musicians creates revolutionary live performances through the inclusion of visual and dramatic arts, as well as cutting-edge technology. Through our immersive approach to the arts, we provide audiences a deeper way to experience classical music.

 


 
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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.  

 

Warmly,

Daniel Feng

 

 


Highlight musicians

 

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

 


 

Contributors

 

Contributing Donor

Daniel Feng

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office

 

Supporting Donor

Mark Epstein

Shlifer Lee

 

Friends

Hong Guo

Lex Wang

 

Special Contributors

Jullitan Productions

Mak & Company, CPAs, LLP.

Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Staff

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