La Fiocco – The Next Generation

Since our founding, over 60 artists and 25 students coming from 10 states have performed with La Fiocco. For several, it was their first professional experience with a period instrument ensemble. La Fiocco’s track record in providing opportunities for students and early-career musicians is exemplary, and it is in this spirit that we are delighted to have initiated our “The Next Generation” (TNG) project in the summer of 2023.

La Fiocco TNG is a smaller, more agile ensemble, featuring young artists Nathan Bishop and Elaine Yao as core players, joined by violist da gamba Srish Jawadiwar, a recent graduate of Temple University. We will be adding more players shortly, including high school and undergraduate college students.

Our first performance was at Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Stewartsville, New Jersey on June 19, 2023, where 17th-century Italian music was incorporated into a worship service. We next performed at St. Mary Church in South Amboy, NJ, on June 24, 2023. We have concerts scheduled at First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, NJ on November 5, 2023, and at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Wilton, CT, on May 18, 2024.

Please contact us if you are a church music director or presenter in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, or New York, and would like to sponsor a performance by La Fiocco TNG. Your sponsorship helps support the next generation of early music professionals and provides opportunities for our young artists to perform in public. We do not receive any grant funding for this project; it is funded entirely through concert engagements and by donations from individual sponsors.