About the Ensemble
The Four Corners Ensemble (4CE) is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status. It was founded to promote contemporary classical music and cultural diversity. With members originally from different countries and cultural backgrounds, 4CE is dedicated to the mission of cultivating diversities and international collaboration by creating and performing contemporary music with musicians from different cultures, exploring new compositions, and bringing high-quality concert experiences to a variety of communities around the globe.
Founded in 2017, 4CE has been featured in collaborations with the Hartford Opera Theater, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and also initiated the first Operation Opera festival at the University of Michigan (where eight contemporary operas were premiered by musicians from across the globe). 4CE was the ensemble-in-residence multiple times for the International Chopin & Friends Festival in New York, where members also served as judges for the annual “New Vision” Composition Competition, which culminated in performances of the winning works by Four Corners Ensemble.
Four Corners Ensemble has performed in venues throughout North America and China, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and the Polish Consulate-General. As part of its international outreach, 4CE traveled to China in May 2019 for the inaugural Jimo Ancient City International Classical Music Festival in Qingdao, in addition to participating in residencies at the Qingdao University of Science and Technology and Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where members performed works from “World Map” and gave masterclasses and lessons. Our 2019-2020 program, “Migration,” explored the exchange of diverse ideas, encouraging discussion to achieve a more universal understanding of what it means to be human. Our most recent season took us to New York and Hartford, where we were happy to return to the International Chopin & Friends Festival and complete the recording of our album, “World Map” (available through Navona records).
Our 2020-2021 in-person season has temporarily been placed on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but we are exploring options to continue bringing new music and educational events to our communities. Stay tuned for upcoming projects!