Their virtuosic execution and unique configuration have attracted the attention of high profile collaborators—from Paul Simon to Bill T. Jones to Ben Folds—and inspired original works by some of today’s foremost composers, including Andrew Norman, Caroline Shaw, Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli, Marcos Balter, Judd Greenstein and Gabriella Smith. They have performed around the world in venues of all sizes, including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and Madison Square Garden.
yMusic enters its 15th season with a slate of new projects, including a recital at Carnegie Hall, featuring the New York premiere of composer Andrew Norman’s Difference and the world premiere of Allison Loggins-Hull’s Supply, a forthcoming album of original music composed collaboratively by the members of the ensemble, and an album of original songs written with Bruce Hornsby. Their latest release, Together, by Judd Greenstein, was praised by NPR as “effervescent,” offering “episodes of transparent beauty built from chattering winds, pulsating strings and a soaring trumpet.”
To date, yMusic has released four full-length albums of commissioned music, 2020’s Ecstatic Science, 2017’s First, 2014’s Balance Problems, and 2011’s Beautiful Mechanical, Time Out New York’s “#1 Classical Record of the Year.” Outside of the classical genre, yMusic has collaborated in the studio and on stage with dozens of popular artists, including Ben Folds, Emily King, Jose Gonzales, ANOHNI, Dirty Projectors, John Legend, Son Lux, the Staves, Bruce Hornsby, and Paul Simon.