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 and The English Concert players to share with American audiences inspiring performances of early music. Recent events have included concerts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Society Library, and the New-York Historical Society.
In association with The English Concert and Juilliard’s Historical Performance faculty in New York, TECA each year through its Fellowship program provides emerging young performers, selected by Harry Bicket and The English Concert players, the opportunity 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 fifteen Historical Performance graduates specializing in early music on period instruments.