Shattered Glass Ensemble
Founded in January of 2012, Shattered Glass (SG) is a conductor-less string ensemble dedicated to re-imagining the concert experience. SG is a dynamic collection of global talent, with members representing Russia, Venezuela, Korea, China, Taiwan, and cities across the United States—all top young talent who came together for a common purpose: to present world-class performances. At the core of SG is a commitment to create a special relationship between audience and ensemble. Barriers typical of the classical music experience are shattered.
Members of Shattered Glass Ensemble hail from prestigious conservatories across the U.S. including New England Conservatory, The Juilliard School, and The Curtis Institute of Music, but all met while attending the Manhattan School of Music. Members have performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Merkin Concert Hall, and have performed as soloists with the Korean KBS Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Symphony Orchestra and the New Jersey Philharmonic. SG members also hold positions with prestigious orchestras such as the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.
Virtuosic and versatile, Shattered Glass balances vibrant excitement with a meticulous respect for piece, composer and tradition. With a repertoire that ranges from Bach to Britten, Bartók, Schoenberg and Stravinsky, SG also offers innovative programming and collaborations with Grammy®-Award-winning pop artists.
SG has been featured in performances and projects that include an arrangement and music video with Grammy®-nominated hip-hop artists Kinetics & One Love (Warner Music Group) featuring Vita Chambers (Universal Records) of their hit song Sign Language, a performance at the TEDxEAST conference at the TimesCenter, educational outreach seminars in the Cinnaminson Township of New Jersey. SG was also invited to perform the final concert of the prestigious Montauk Chamber Music Society concert series. SG’s 2012-13 season culminated in a Carnegie Hall premiere for the ensemble at Zankel Hall. As put by Jeffrey Williams of The New York Concert Review, “With a core of such talented and enthusiastic young players, the future should be bright.”