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Tom Gallant, Artistic Director

Current Bio:

Frisson features the best and brightest of classical music's stars and in just a few seasons they have emerged as one of the most popular chamber music groups in America.  The group showcases emerging young artists as well as seasoned professionals.  Many of the members have performed at the Marlboro, Verbier, Spoleto, and Mostly Mozart festivals as well as at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.  Several of the members of Frisson have been chosen to be part of Carnegie Hall’s prestigious Ensemble Connect program and many have gone on to hold principal positions in such ensembles as the Cleveland Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. 

Frisson has been called “the classical group that does it all” and they perform engaging programs for winds, piano trio and piano quartet, octets and nonets, as well as popular programs featuring music by such composers as Gershwin, Cole Porter, John Williams and Astor Piazzolla.  The ensemble performs in over 25 cities annually including recent and upcoming appearances in such diverse venues as the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City, for the Da Camera Society in Los Angeles, the Detroit Museum of Arts and at the Bermuda Festival.

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Frisson comes from the French word meaning “a shiver or a thrill, a sudden feeling of excitement.”

“An evening of musical perfection”

— The Royal Gazette

“...musicians showed both individual brilliance and collective versatility.”

— Borrego Sun