Described by The New York Times as “vigorous” and “inventive,” Ensemble FIRE is dedicated to the future of music. Specializing in multi-media and cross-genre projects, FIRE is widely praised for its innovative programming and performances.
Founded in 2005 by composer and conductor Huang Ruo, FIRE has performed at the Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Aspen Music Festival, Santa Fe Opera Festival, Guggenheim Museum, Asia Society, Le Poisson Rouge (LPR), Rubin Museum of Arts, and the Esplanade in Singapore.
In 2008, FIRE released its debut album “To The Four Corners” on the Naxos Records and is distributed worldwide. FIRE has recorded sound tracks for featured and documentary films such as I. M. Pei: Building China Modern (PBS American Masters Series), Emperor’s New Garden, and Stand Up. Comprised of both Eastern and Western instruments and some of today’s most gifted and promising young musicians, FIRE advocates music in a wide variety of styles, ranging from avant-garde modernism to world music, visual arts, and experimental music.