Ensemble 212 (two-one-two) is making a tremendous impact in today’s cultural music scene. Led by Artistic Director Yoon Jae Lee & Principal Associate Conductor Kyunghun Kim, the New York based orchestra has been at the forefront of performing several premieres of major works by composers Mohammed Fairouz, Huang Ruo & Daniel Felsenfeld. This season, Ensemble 212 will feature the music of emerging composer Ke-Chia Chen as their new Composer in Residence. Through its annual Young Artist Competition Series, Ensemble 212 showcases outstanding instrumental and vocal soloists by providing them opportunities to perform as a soloist with a professional orchestra.
Ensemble 212 is comprised of New York’s finest young professionals, emerging artists, and freelancers. Since its inception, they have performed nearly fifty concerts featuring an eclectic mix of repertoire from the Baroque era to the 21st century in chamber music, ensemble, and orchestra concerts. Highlights from previous seasons include performances at diverse venues such as Merkin Concert Hall, Miller Theatre, New York City Center, John Zorn’s The Stone, collaborations with clarinetist David Krakauer, Nicholas Kitchen & Yeesun Kim of the Borromeo String Quartet on Fairouz’s Double Concerto commissioned by Ensemble 212, Daniel Phillips of the Orion String Quartet, a 10th anniversary memorial concert titled “Remembering 9/11: Memorial, Reflection, Assurance” and “Cultural Convergences”, an innovative presentation with the Michael Mao Dance company combining Huang Ruo’s music and Yoon Jae Lee’s chamber version of Der Abschied from Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with modern dance.
Ensemble 212 has been featured on 105.9 FM WQXR’s Q2 Music program and on BBC News Magazine. In recognition for its contribution to excellence in New York's diverse cultural scene, the orchestra was acknowledged by 93.9 FM WNYC & WQXR’s Salute The Arts *STAR* Initiative in 2009 and 2013.
Ensemble 212 (two-one-two) is making a tremendous impact in today’s cultural music scene. Led by Artistic Director Yoon Jae Lee & Principal Associate Conductor Kyunghun Kim, the New York based orchestra has been at the forefront of…