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Hailed as “Friendly, unpretentious, idealistic and highly skilled” by the New Yorker, eighth blackbird is widely lauded for its unusual performing style – often playing from memory with virtuosic and theatrical flair – and its efforts to make new music accessible to wide audiences. The ensemble’s 2005-06 10th anniversary season includes tours of California– taking in Los Angeles’s Disney Hall and stops in La Jolla, Stanford and Davis; a performance at New York’s 92nd Street Y; and the ensemble’s debut performance at Boston’s renowned Celebrity Series. Highlights of past seasons have included performances in South Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, and throughout the United States, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. The group has won numerous competitions, including the Naumburg Chamber Music Award and the Concert Artists Guild Competition, and is currently in residence at the University of Richmond and the University of Chicago. eighth blackbird has been featured on CBS’s Sunday Morning and in the New York Times. Its third commercial CD release on the Cedille label, titled fred, was released in June 2005. eighth blackbird is represented by ICM Artists, Ltd.

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