Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) is the leading producer of dynamically charged musical excellence. With its unforgettable concert experiences in renowned venues, empowering educational programs, and its global community of artists and audiences, DCINY changes lives through the power of performance.
DCINY is an exhilarating experience for performers. Imagine yourself on stage at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center surrounded by talent and performing for friends, family and a New York audience! Entry into DCINY’s performance program is by application and audition only. Find out more about future performance opportunities:
It was truly a great honour to perform at the famous stage of Carnegie Hall in the presence of a talented conductor and accompanied by a wonderful orchestra. It was an unforgettable experience for me as a member of the Music Association of Auckland to participate at a world class concert. “Two cultures, One dream” – I wish the world is a peaceful place forever!
— XiuYin Chen
“Our experience with DCINY, without exception, was incredible! We were amazed at the warm and personal attitude of you and your staff. Not once did I see a frown from your people — even when answering the same question over and over. READ MORE
— Marvin Gaspard, Director of Music, St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
“Thanks so much for everything, for the organization, for the kindness of everyone. Evelyne and I have very much appreciated the welcome.
Everybody was very happy to be able to perform in such a great place, and we had a great time, it was such an experience…”
— Catherine and Evelyne from Choral Emi'Chante (France)
“The concert was wonderful, I was so pleased! Jorge, your concertmaster, is a fine player and a great collaborator and the orchestra was superb, responsive and sensitive in every way. The soloists were terrific and so much fun to work with.The organization has seasoned beautifully into a first-rate concert producer and I’m proud to be associated with you.”
Director of Choral Activities Chair, Fine Arts Deparment, James E. Taylor High School
“DCINY is one of my all-time favorite companies, created and managed with a flawless combination of passion, integrity, and skill. When it comes to recruiting and organizing incredible musicians to bring my music to life, there is simply no company I trust more.”
“Our experience with DCINY, without exception, was incredible! We were amazed at the warm and personal attitude of you and your staff. Not once did I see a frown from your people — even when answering the same question over and over. Not once did I feel that my request for something was an inconvenience. Every person associated with DCINY had a smile and a solution for us….all 700 of us! That is miraculous!”
Director of Music, St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
“Distinguished Concerts International New York is an exciting new performance venue that will lead the way in the future. Created and managed by Jonathan Griffith and Iris Derke, DCINY will flourish because of their experience, expertise and enthusiastic commitment. Their resumes attest to their prestigious past accomplishments. DCINY will provide the kind of professional performance opportunities sought by today’s most outstanding ensembles and their directors.”
Sunday, Mar 12, 2017 2:00 PM Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
DCINY proudly presents Windsongs featuring Kingwood High School Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band from Texas, directed by Destry Balch; and Olathe North High School Choir and Band from Oklahoma, directed by Garrett Epp and Justin Love. This special afternoon performance will feature the brightest talents on this legendary stage.
February 24, 2017, 8:00pm – February 24, 2017, 10:30pm
DCINY presents 19th-century piano technique expert Christina Kobb in performance. The Norway-based pianist, composer, and music historian will offer an evening of meticulously selected Romantic piano pieces. The New York Times recently featured Kobb’s research on early piano technique stating, “She has learned how to play the piano according to techniques described nearly 200 years ago.”
DCINY Artist Series Christina Kobb, Piano
Clara Schumann (1819-96): From op. 6, Soirées Musicales (1834-36) Toccatina, a minor
Franz Schubert (1770-1828): Sonata, a minor, D. 537 (1817)
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Drei Phantasiestücke, (1861 – later published as Vier Stücke, op. 1)
Clara Schumann: op. 5, Quatre Pièces caractéristiques (1833-36) I Impromptu: Le Sabbat IV Scene Fantastique: Le Ballet des Revenants
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Robert Schumann (1810-56): Sonata nr. 1, op. 11, f-sharp minor (1832-36)
Franz Liszt (1811-86)/Robert Schumann: Liebeslied, S566/R53, “Widmung” Liszt’s arrangement of the first lied of Schumann’s op. 25, Myrthen Christina Kobb, Piano
February 21, 2017, 8:00pm – February 21, 2017, 10:00pm
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 8:00 PM Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Dinos Constantinides, Composer DCINY Artist Series
DCINY presents an intimate evening of beautiful chamber music. Greek composer Dinos Constantinides has written over 250 works, which have been performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. In this concert, faculty members from the School of Music at Louisiana State University perform his original compositions.