Sponsored Ensembles

 Ensembles sponsored by Collaborative Musicians' Project are premiere ensembles that represent innovative and positive musical collaboration. These ensembles perform in concert, complete residencies, record new music and provide community and educational outreach. These ensembles also participate in side-by-side performances with our Ensemble Program.


Visit our 'Contact' page to engage one of our ensembles for a performance, residency, recording session, school outreach or more.

ARX duo

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Mari Yoshinaga

Garrett Arney


 Arney and Yoshinaga are some of the leading pioneers within the percussion chamber music community. Together, they have had premiere performances throughout the globe, conducted workshops on three continents, worked with a variety of composers and artists to bring new creations to audiences everywhere, and are making their Carnegie Hall debut in April, 2020. Both students of pedagogue Robert van Sice, the duo met while studying at Yale School of Music in 2012. The name "arx duo" comes from the artists’ desire to forge new connections and artistic pathways or "arcs" between composers and the audience, expanding the opportunities for new works to reach new audiences. 


 http://www.arxduo.com/ 

Compass Winds

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Rose Johnson - flute

Logan Esterling - oboe

Lori Shepherd - clarinet

Stacey Eliason - horn

Derek Smith - bassoon


Compass Winds takes whimsical and lively cues from the nature that surrounds them in their native Pacific Northwest. The ensemble performs literature from all corners of the wind quintet repertoire, and specializes in  recording new works for wind quintet. ​Individuals from the quintet regularly perform in Pacific Northwest ensembles, including Symphony Tacoma, Yakima Symphony, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Tacoma Symphony, the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra, Ensign Symphony and Chorus, as well as the Paramount, The 5th Avenue, and Village Theaters.    


 https://compasswinds.com/ 

Skyros Quartet

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 Sarah Pizzichemi - violin

Brandon Vance - violin

Justin Kurys - viola

Willie Braun - cello

The Skyros Quartet, founded 2010, takes its name from the Greek isle of Skyros, one of a quartet of islands in the Aegean Sea.  Currently based in Seattle, Skyros  completed their residency as the Graduate Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where the quartet members pursued Doctorates in Chamber Music Performance under the guidance of the Chiara String Quartet. Skyros earned Masters in Chamber Music Performance from the University of Texas at Austin Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, mentored by the Miró Quartet and Sandy Yamamoto. Skyros has concertized extensively, traveling around the US, Canada, and China as well as performing extensively in the Austin and Lincoln areas.

 https://www.skyrosquartet.com/ 

Ladies' Quintessential Quintet

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Rose Johnson - flute

Nicole Marriott Fulllmer - oboe

Lori Shepherd - clarinet

Sonja Reynolds - horn

Elizabeth Crawford - bassoon


 As a stunning example of talent and artistry, the Ladies’ Quintessential Quintet embodies what it means to be a female musician in the modern landscape of classical music. The members of the quintet come together for several projects each year, including concerts, residencies, and recordings. A passion for new music on the cutting edge of modern quintet repertoire fuels their participation in the area of new compositions and arrangements for the genre. They also actively seek collaborations with composers in process, as well as artists in other areas of performance and visual arts.   

https://www.ladiesreedingsociety.org/the-ladies-quintessential-quintet.html

Consonari

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Anna Johnson - violin

Kaden Larson - piano


 Consonari was formed in 2019 by violinist Anna Johnson and pianist Kaden Larson while studying at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Both accomplished soloists and avid collaborative artists, Anna and Kaden create opportunities to share the joys of music with others. Consono frequently joins forces with other musicians to explore new musical possibilities, and, well, because it's fun! 

Trio de Bois

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Nicole Marriott Fullmer - oboe

Lori Shepherd - clarinet

Elizabeth Crawford - bassoon


Chamber music distills the art of music making to three core concepts: sonority, time, and expression. By masterfully combining the voices of bassoon, oboe, and clarinet, the music of Trio de Bois epitomizes the act of exploration of each these elements. Working together since 2009, the Trio’s rep now includes works from all around the world and from all time periods. Through performance and educational outreach, Elizabeth Crawford, Lori Shepherd and Nicole Marriott-Fullmer also foster collaboration with other artists and instrumentalists, most recently including Allison Vest on piano, and through a collaboration with composer Sy Brandon. Find Trio de Bois on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, and on streaming services with their album Taking Root. 

Collaborative Concert Series

January, 28 2020

Collaborative Concert Series - Compass Winds

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

620 Market Street / Kirkland, WA 98033

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January, 28 2020

Collaborative Concert Series - Compass Winds

 Join Compass Winds at the Kirkland Arts Center Gallery in a concert that combines culture and inclusion featuring works by Alyssa Morris, Paquito d'Rivera, Valerie Coleman and William Grant-Still. 

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

620 Market Street / Kirkland, WA 98033

March 21, 2020

Collaborative concert series - Mystery ensemble

7:00 PM

2550 NE Park Dr. Issaquah,WA 98029

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March 21, 2020

Collaborative concert series - Mystery ensemble

At Blakely Hall

7:00 PM

2550 NE Park Dr. Issaquah,WA 98029

April 18, 2020

Collaborative concert series - Ladies Quintessential Quintet

7:00 PM

649 Sunnyside Ave N Seattle, WA 98103

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April 18, 2020

Collaborative concert series - Ladies Quintessential Quintet

 

The Ladies' Quintessential Quintet is a premier wind quintet, featuring Rose Johnson (flute), Nicole Marriott Fullmer (oboe), Lori Shepherd (clarinet), Sonja Reynolds (horn) and Elizabeth Crawford (bassoon). This concert will include Andrea Clearfield's 'Compass Kaleidoscope', Jennifer Higdon's 'Autumn Music' and Alyssa Morris' 'Melting Pot.'


 The Chapel Space
Good Shepherd Center, Fourth Floor
(SW corner of 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford, nearest Metro stops: 16, 44, 26) 

7:00 PM

649 Sunnyside Ave N Seattle, WA 98103

May 1, 2020

Collaborative Concert Series - Benefit Concert

7:00 PM

411 156th Ave NE / Bellevue, WA 98007

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May 1, 2020

Collaborative Concert Series - Benefit Concert

Come join the sponsored ensembles of the Collaborative Musicians' Project in a concert designed to raise money to benefit children's mental health.


Cross of Christ Lutheran Church

7:00 PM

411 156th Ave NE / Bellevue, WA 98007

May 23, 2020

Collaborative Concert Series - Consono

7:00 PM

288 106th Ave NE #203 Bellevue, WA 98004

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May 23, 2020

Collaborative Concert Series - Consono

 Anna Johnson (violin) and Kaden Larson (piano) will present a concert in 'Resonance' at SOMA Towers. 

7:00 PM

288 106th Ave NE #203 Bellevue, WA 98004