We aim at becoming clear examples of cultural understanding and mutual respect by playing standard repertoire and new works from our respective countries of birth and residence.
We want to give our listeners an experience that helps to get past the daily worries of modern life because playing concerts makes us happy and we want to share that happiness.
We believe that what is called ‘classical music’ today has tremendous relevance to the contemporary person; that it can take the mind and the heart on a journey of transformation; that when returning to daily life after a concert one is clearer and lighter than before.
We believe that those who can make music together can do anything together and we recognize that audience members are active participants to our collective experience.
We believe in promoting understanding among people through cultural exchanges. The more we know about each other, the better off the planet will be.
How Do You Make It Happen?
We work as a group because we are excited to be together and make music. Our rehearsals are intense, pressurized environments that strike a balance between focused practicalities and continuous experimentation. We benefit from an unspoken understanding that allows each of us to feel free; we know that the others are listening and will respond to and into the moment.
We are mature enough to understand our needs and take a moment to minister to ourselves, to recharge and come back to the whole replenished and fresh.
When we find cultural differences we choose to learn.
Why Chamber Music?
Chamber music is the ideal environment in which to practice saying yes to views that are completely different from one’s own and that may sound less than pleasing at first hearing. It is an environment where we explore the meaning of ideas even when we have very different ones.
We discriminate between notes, balances, or high points in the phrases but not between people.
It is a personal practice as much as a musical one.