Wind Sync

Wind Sync
WindSync is five outstanding North American wind musicians who come together as performers, educators, and community-builders. WindSync concerts are intimate, joyful, and thoughtfully programmed with people and places in mind. The quintet eliminates the "fourth wall" between performers and audience by performing from memory, connecting quickly and memorably with audiences. In 2018, they were named finalists in the prestigious M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, and they are recent winners of the Concert Artists Guild and Fischoff national competitions. Known internationally for their artistic excellence, WindSync has appeared in recital at the Met Museum, the Library of Congress, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. During 2019, they were named for a second time to the touring roster of the Texas Commission on the Arts and held weeklong residencies as visiting artists in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. WindSync's 2019-2020 season features residencies at the University of Texas and the Eastman School of Music as well as performances at Ravinia, the Cliburn Sessions, and Zilkha Hall. Their repertoire themes include space and space travel, Puerto Rican folklife, and indie rock, with the world premiere of a new work by Erberk Eryılmaz leading to the creation of an ambisonic virtual reality performance video. ​WindSync takes a special interest in reaching children, families, and underserved audiences. Presented each April with a focus on performance in public spaces, the Onstage Offstage Chamber Music Festival connects neighborhoods and musicians of all levels across Houston. This season, WindSync's educational programming includes concerts for children in partnership with the Hobby Center's sensory friendly series and with the Rice University Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance. Nationally, they have been featured in educational concerts presented by the Seattle Symphony, Midland Symphony, and Orli Shaham's "Baby Got Bach", and their concerts for young people reach over 10,000 students per year. Advocates of 21st century musicianship models, the members of WindSync have led master classes at New World Symphony, Texas Music Festival, and Northwestern University, among others. WindSync has also served as ensemble-in-residence for Adelphi University, the Chamber Music Festival of Lexington (KY), and the Grand Teton Music Festival.

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