About the Artist
Formed in 1996, eighth blackbird is one of the world's premier new music ensembles. Winners of numerous awards, including the Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and several ASCAP/CMA Awards for Adventurous Programming, they are currently in residence at the University of Richmond in Virginia and the University of Chicago. Their past seasons have included performances in South Korea, Poland, Mexico, and throughout the United States and Canada. The group made their Carnegie Hall debut premiering David Schober's Split Horizon: Concerto for Sextet and Orchestra with the American Composers Orchestra in 2004. They have been featured on "CBS Sunday Morning," National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," and in The New York Times. eighth blackbird is represented by ICM Artists, Ltd. ensemble.