INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE
The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) is a uniquely structured chamber music ensemble comprised of dynamic and versatile young performers who are dedicated to advancing the music of our time. Through innovative programming, multimedia collaborations, commissions by young composers, and performances in nontraditional venues, ICE brings together new music and new audiences. ICE was founded in 2001 by Claire Chase and Huang Ruo, and has rapidly established itself as one of the leading new-music ensembles of its generation, winning first prize in the 2004-05 Chamber Music America/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, and performing over sixty concerts a year in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. A champion of music by emerging composers, ICE has given over 400 world premieres to date, and has performed the music of young composers from fifteen different countries.