Houston TX based Apollo Chamber Players “performs with rhythmic flair and virtuosity” (The Strad) and has “found fruitful territory” (Houston Chronicle) through innovative, globally-inspired programming and multicultural new music commissions. Winner of Chamber Music America’s prestigious Residency Partnership award, the quartet has performed for sold-out audiences at Carnegie Hall, and it holds the distinction of being the first American chamber ensemble to record and perform in Cuba since 1960. Apollo is featured frequently on American Public Media’s nationally-syndicated program Performance Today.
Apollo is a passionate advocate of contemporary music. The ensemble’s 20×2020 project features a roster of the world’s leading composers including Libby Larsen, Christopher Theofanidis, Pamela Z, and Jennifer Higdon. The group has collaborated with renowned ensembles and artists including the Houston Ballet, Grammy/Emmy winner and Academy Award contributor Vanessa Võ, James Dunham, Ismail Lumanovski, and Chitravina N. Ravikiran, among others.
“ANCESTRAL VOICES is the most culturally relevant, politically topical, and necessary album of them all” (American Record Guide). Apollo’s studio albums have garnered international acclaim, reaching millions of listeners around the world. Apollo reaches further into the community by partnering with schools, universities, at-risk youth centers, refugee, veterans, and autism organizations, hospitals, airports, and public libraries, providing performances that impact a wider, underserved audience.