Decoda is a chamber ensemble comprised of virtuoso musicians, entrepreneurs, and passionate advocates of the arts. Based in New York City, we create innovative performances and engaging projects with partners around the world.
The artists of Decoda first collaborated with one another in the renowned Ensemble ACJW fellowship program, created by Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute; and they now extend that relationship as an Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall. Since its inception in 2011, Decoda’s projects have reached audiences in schools, hospitals and prisons as well as in prominent concert halls across the globe. Recent travels have taken Decoda to Abu Dhabi, Iceland, Japan, Mexico, Germany, Hong Kong, and Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Denmark, and in the 2015-16 season, Decoda will present projects with partners in the U.S., Mexico, Asia and the United Kingdom. Decoda’s engagements have included performances at the Mainly Mozart Festival (San Diego), Bay Chamber Concerts (Maine), in the UK at the Southbank Centre and the Barbican (London), Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), Chelsea Music Festival (NYC), Carnegie Kids @ Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Festival (UAE), Við Djúpið Festival (Iceland), Programa de Educación Musical Fomento Cultural Banamex & Carnegie Hall (Mexico), and the Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase. Since 2011, Decoda has participated in Carnegie Hall's Musical Connections Program, undertaking creative projects at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Beth Abraham Hospital, Clinton High School in Bronx, NY and Valley Lodge Shelter.
Decoda’s NYC offerings this season include performances at Kosciuszko Foundation, two concerts presented on the Tertulia chamber music series, and an interactive family concert at 92nd Street Y. In addition to concerts, Decoda returns this season to create projects with partners in Abu Dhabi, Mexico, South Carolina, Purchase College in New York, Lawrence University in Wisconsin, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. After a successful launch of the inaugural Decoda | Skidmore Chamber Music Institute in July 2014, Decoda musicians return to Skidmore College to lead the 2-week program that enables young musicians to explore leadership and community service through the intensive study of chamber music. Under the guidance of Decoda artists, students learn how to fully engage their audiences and communities through scripted interactive chamber music performances while improving their own performance and public speaking skills. New partnerships this season will take Decoda to Vassar College (NY), Bowling Green State University (OH), Impromptu Classical Concerts in Key West, Florida, and Curiosity Concerts in Greenwich, Connecticut.