In 2001, a group of some of today’s most exciting young string players envisioned the creation of a conductor-less chamber orchestra, based upon democratic principles, whose focus is purely on music-making. This organic approach, their passion, and commitment resulted in the creation of ECCO. Its members are soloists, principals in major American orchestras, and marvelous chamber musicians, many trained at Marlboro. ECCO combines the strength and power of a great orchestral ensemble with the personal involvement and sensitivity of superb chamber music. Their Town Hall (NYC) debut in February of 2004 and their US debut tour in April 2006 (including the Kennedy Center) confirmed ECCO’s position as the most exceptional ensemble of today’s generation whose fresh interpretations of new and old works coupled with passionate and joyous playing earned them standing ovations and an immediate re-engagement. ECCO made their international debut in 2007 at the Seoul Music Festival and Academy in Korea.
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