The New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS) is committed to bringing audiences exceptional performances of the chamber music repertoire, drawn from the canon of western music as well as contemporary Asian culture. We seek to create innovative new works in partnership with other arts organizations around the world.
Hailed by New York Concert Reviews as “an impressively organized and professional group… comprised of many young and gifted players”, the New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS) is propelled by a shared passion for classical chamber music and profound respect for the works written by the composers of our time. NACMS was founded in 2010 by an idealistic group of young Asian-American virtuosi, graduated from America’s most prestigious music schools, including The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute. Based in New York City, NACMS is committed to bringing audiences exceptional performances of the finest works of chamber music, drawn from the canon of western music as well as contemporary Asian culture. This unusual young collective also seeks to reach out to its technologically-wired peers around the world, through the creation of innovative new work in future partnership with other arts organizations.
The New Asia Chamber Music Society gave their sold out inaugural performance at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 2011, and have since then performed in New York City’s major concert venues including Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall, Kaufman Center’s Merkin Hall and Metropolitan Museum of Art. NACMS’s innovative programming has brought music to Ellis Island, Queens Museum, Flushing Town Hall, Joe’s Pub, Chelsea Museum, and Taipei Culture and Economic Center of New York. NACMS also appeared in National Concert Hall of Taiwan as part of its 2015-16 season tour and gave masterclasses to students of the National Taiwan Normal University and Tainan National University of Arts.
New Asia Chamber Music Society’s recent past highlights including successfully hosted its first Annual Gala at New York City’s Yale Club, aimed to support the group’s long term artistic goals. NACMS also presented a concert at Merkin Hall featuring four rising violin virtuosi on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, an erhu concerto premiered by NACMS’s artistic director Andy Lin, and guest artists Choliang Lin and Orion Weiss in Chausson’s Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet. Aside from formal concerts, NACMS frequently involves in outreach projects, as well as inaugurating a new intimate concert series- House Salon Concert, in June, 2017.
NACMS has partnered with other arts organizations to create innovative new works and concert experiences. Most recently in 2016-2017 season, NACMS collaborated with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company to premiere Igal Perry’s ballet, Dia-Mono-Logues. A collaboration with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company performing Huang Ro’s string quartet, Crosscurrent at New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Multiple appearances with tango bandoneonist/composer JP Jofre, as well as partnering with Flushing Town Hall for its Chinese New Year Temple Bazzar and annual fundraiser.
New Asia Chamber Music Society was the recipient of 2016 Huang-Yu-Ting Memorial Award. For more information about NACMS and its concert information, please visit www.newasiacms.org