Decoda is a New York City-based chamber ensemble comprised of virtuoso musicians, entrepreneurs, and passionate advocates of the arts. Decoda’s innovative performances and engaging projects with partners around the world, are designed to engage with society, educate the next generation, and inspire a new entrepreneurial model for today’s artists.
The artists of Decoda first collaborated with one another in the renowned Ensemble Connect fellowship program, created by Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, and they now extend that relationship as an affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall.
For more information, and to contact Decoda, visit www.decodamusic.org.
“Our appointment of Decoda as the first ever affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall recognizes the quality of its work, which reflects so many of the values held by Carnegie Hall, including exceptional performances and a strong commitment to education and community programs. Having worked with these musicians since their time as Ensemble Connect fellows, it’s been inspiring for all of us to watch what they continue accomplish as an independent ensemble and as great ambassadors for music,” said Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall.
As part of its work as an affiliate ensemble, Decoda will continue to be engaged in a range of initiatives created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, including Family Concerts at Carnegie Hall and music education and community programs serving students, young artists, and people throughout New York City.
Recent travels have taken Decoda to Abu Dhabi, Iceland, Japan, Mexico, Germany, Hong Kong, and Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Denmark, and in the 2014-15 season, Decoda will present projects with partners in the U.S., Mexico, Asia and the United Kingdom.
Decoda’s engagements have included performances at the Mainly Mozart Festival (San Diego), Bay Chamber Concerts (Maine), in the UK at the Southbank Centre and the Barbican (London), Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), Chelsea Music Festival (NYC), Carnegie Kids @ Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Festival (UAE), Við Djúpið Festival (Iceland), Programa de Educación Musical Fomento Cultural Banamex & Carnegie Hall (Mexico), and the Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase. Since 2011, Decoda has participated in Carnegie Hall's Musical Connections Program, undertaking creative projects at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Beth Abraham Hospital, Clinton High School in Bronx, NY and Valley Lodge Shelter. Decoda is also the resident ensemble at Greenwich House Music School in NYC’s West Village.
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