WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT

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OUR STORY

Emerald City Music was founded in 2015 with the conviction that classical music deserves a fresh start. Co-founders Kristin Lee and Andrew Goldstein set off to create an authentically unique concert experience, where the art and audience truly collide.

 

Founding

Founded in June 2015, Emerald City Music launched its inaugural season in September 2016, with fourteen performances, twenty-five outreach events, and over forty-five lauded musicians visiting Seattle and Olympia from twelve global cities. 

Emerald City Music was inspired by Seattle arts administrator Andrew Goldstein and Avery Fischer Career Grant winner violinist Kristin Lee. The duo dreamt of bringing world-class chamber music to the Puget Sound year-round, growing the region's already vibrant musical roots. Mr. Goldstein and Ms. Lee are two of the industry’s most notable young leaders, and have worked around the globe to bring chamber music to new audiences. 

Mission

To bridge the divide between the highest caliber classical music and the many diverse communities that reside in the Puget Sound region of Washington State.

 

KrISTIN LEE,
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

 

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Named the recipient of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Korean-American violinist Kristin Lee has been praised by The Strad for her “mastery of tone,” and “one of the most satisfying concerts in years.” A violinist of remarkable versatility and impeccable technique, Ms. Lee enjoys a vibrant career as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and educator. Read more...

ANDREW GOLDSTEIN,
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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As the Artistic Administrator for cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, Andrew Goldstein worked on such projects as Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute - internationally renowned for its high standard of artistic excellence - and Chamber Music Today in Seoul South Korea. He also managed two classical music record labels: ArtistLed and Music@Menlo LIVE. Andrew has worked for an array of other arts institutions, including Seattle Opera, The New 42nd Street Studios, Waterbury Symphony, and others. Read more...