the english concert in america
The English Concert in America (TECA), a nonprofit organization established in 2009, promotes the performance and appreciation of baroque and classical music in the United States through its association with The English Concert, one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world, currently under the direction of Harry Bicket, internationally renowned opera and concert conductor. In conjunction with the orchestra’s annual U.S. tours, TECA organizes additional concerts with Maestro Bicket, the English Concert players, and the American Fellows of The English Concert to share with audiences inspiring performances of early music. Recent events have included concerts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New-York Historical Society, and Neue Galerie New York..
The Fellowship program of The English Concert in America, created in association with The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance faculty in New York and The English Concert, provides a select group of emerging young performers opportunities to continue to develop artistically at a critical stage in their education and professional life. Fellows benefit from coaching sessions and master classes with English Concert musicians, performances with The English Concert, and participation in concerts organized by TECA. Since its establishment in 2014, the Fellowship has been awarded to twenty Historical Performance graduates specializing in early music on period instruments.