Since our founding in 2011, Metropolis Ensemble has been dedicated to sharing artistic connections between emerging composers and performers. Over the years, some of the most sought-after young artists of their generation got their start on stage with Metropolis Ensemble or grew in their acclaim because of their collaboration with our flexible music ensemble.
Many have gone onto focus that enthusiasm, skill, virtuosity, artistic integrity, and spirit into soaring careers at prestigious symphonies, institutions, conservatories, and production houses. We applaud them for their continued success and are grateful for their integral part in our story!
are now concertmasters for world-class ensembles, including Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Bang on a Can, and Ensemble Ars Nova.
have received distinguished accolades and honors, including Pulitzer Prize, Grammy Awards, American Prize, Gaudeamus Award, Juno Awards, and ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award.
are now professors, adjunct faculty, or guest lecturers at renowned institutions, including Juilliard School, Berklee College of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Princeton University.
have successful careers working at the top music production houses in the world, including Sony, Warner, Abbey Road Studios, Recording Plant, and Sterling Sound.
are now prominent recording artists, garnering glowing reviews and acclaim from The New York Times, The Guardian, Gramophone, Paste, Pitchfork, and NPR.
They were talented when they got here, but they left with something more. The definition of success for a Metropolis Ensemble artists is doing something you love and doing it well. Very well. Across the board, our highly successful alumni credit their experiences with Metropolis Ensemble for shaping and inspiring their future work.
Here are some of the amazing individuals with whom we made a long-term investment into their careers and, in turn, developed a lifelong connection with our larger creative community.
Since day one, it’s been our goal to launch the next generation of outstanding composers and musicians. And while it would be impossible to list them all, here's a sampling of impressive artists we're proud to claim as part of the Metropolis Ensemble family.