Coretet was founded in September 2015, to commission new chamber music for young musicians. After hearing from several musicians how meaningful it is to be able to interact with a living composer, the importance of making new music available became a priority. Not only do many musicians benefit from interacting with a composer on a current piece of music but many feel it gives them new insights to the old classics. The level of talent in young musicians and composers of today is at a high level and their music should be heard.
Coretet pairs composers and musicians who wish to work together. That the work is written for a particular performance group helps assure the piece will be performed many times. One of our early commissions was for Caroline Shaw to write a piece for the Calidore String Quartet. Estelle Choi, the cellist for Calidore String Quartet and Caroline Shaw had been friends for several years and it was a dream of this quartet to have a piece written by Caroline. Coretet made this happen. It became First Essay: Nimrod and was premiered at Soka Performing Arts Center in Aliso Viejo, California, on November 6, 2016. Later Coretet was a co-commissioner for Second Essay: Echo and Third Essay: Ruby. All three of these quartets written by Caroline Shaw for Calidore String Quartet were performed at the premiere of the Second Essay and Third Essay at the Proms in London, England, on July 16, 2018. All three Essays can now be heard on Calidore’s album Babel. There are many stories like this and more to be written.
Coretet provides the opportunity for everyone to have a chance to be a part of creating new chamber music. It provides you the opportunity to be a part of creating these stories. Your donations help make it possible to create new chamber music for the future. Please join us in this journey.
Coretet is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.