New Music For Strings is proud to present its fourth annual season!

  • our 2019 Collaborative Composition Institute and NMFS workshops, hosted in partnership with Unheard-of, Three Village Chamber Players, and Stony Brook University

  • our 2019 Composer - Performer Workshop at NMFS Iceland, hosted in partnership with Harpa International Music Academy

    Further details on events in Iceland and the United States are now listed under 2019 events

What strikes me most at the New Music for Strings Festival is the diversity of compositional styles, ranging from relatively traditional classical music to explorations of the most experimental string techniques and electronic manipulation of acoustic sound and visual imagery.
— Eugene Drucker, violinist, Emerson String Quartet and NMFS performer-composer Faculty
Passionate playing... precisely executed... pristine National Sawdust acoustic... excellent... effervescent.”
— The Strad Magazine on New Music for Strings 2017, by Bruce Hodges (Sept. 2017 Issue)
The Strad Magazine, Sept 2017



Time Out Magazine

Time Out Magazine, print edition, features New Music for Strings Festival June 28, 2017 Concert at National Sawdust.


The New Yorker Magazine

The New Yorker Magazine features New Music for Strings Carnegie Hall concert on June 27, 2017.


Weill Recital Hall at
Carnegie Hall

Highlight of the 2017 NMFS festival, Philip Setzer and Eugene Drucker of the Emerson String Quartet lead the NMFS chamber orchestra in its feature concert at Weill Recital Hall.

2018 Festival Partners and Support