Shattered Glass Ensemble



Shattered Glass Ensemble

In 2012 a group of friends in New York City came together to form a conductorless string ensemble that was truly collaborative and self-operated. Virtuosic and versatile, Shattered Glass has performed repertoire ranging from J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart to Krzysztof Penderecki and crossover projects with Grammy®-nominated hip-hop artists. From the concert hall to the salon, Shattered Glass adapts in size to fit the venue and repertoire, transforming from an intimate duo to a full chamber orchestra – at times within a single performance.

In the spirit of collaboration, Shattered Glass members regularly rotate the role of principal player and participate in a democratic system for creating and selecting programs. The result is a fresh and exciting approach to all aspects of performance which has led to a wide array of opportunities: A self-governed Midwest tour, performances at high profile events such as at TEDxEAST, a Carnegie Hall premiere at Zankel Hall in 2013, and a performance in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in 2014 featuring violin soloist Alexander Markov. Equally active in educational outreach, Shattered Glass has worked with hundreds of young artists at schools and programs in New York, New Jersey, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan.

Keeping collaboration at the center of it all gives Shattered Glass its unique personality, and as put by The New York Concert Review: “With a core of such talented and enthusiastic young players, the future should be bright”.


Shattered Glass is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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