New York Baroque Incorporated is a conductorless orchestra of young players of baroque instruments in New York City, bringing the city vital, informed, and fresh performances of the great repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries, and creating a vibrant landscape for collaborations between historical performance and living composers. Lauded by The New York Times for its “do-it-yourself spirit,” NYBI is founded and self-managed by alumni of Juilliard’s Historical Performance Program.
The players of NYBI include the winners of the Early Music America/Naxos Recording Competition, Audience Award winners of EMA Baroque Performance Competition, finalists of the 2012 EMA Baroque Performance Competition, the York Early Music Competition, and recipients of the Jacob K. Javits and Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships. Members have recorded for Naxos, Sony and Decca, and have appeared at festivals from Aspen to Marlboro to Saito Kinen. Current and former teaching positions held by NYBI musicians include Temple University, Connecticut College, Lucy Moses School, Shepherd School Preparatory Program, Stony Brook University, and Concervatorio V. Bellini of Palermo.
NYBI hope to reach wide audiences with passionate and authentic expression in the musical dialects of the past, and in so doing forge a stable place for early orchestral music in the shifting world of the arts.