"...one of the rising young stars of the American school of marimba playing"
— Percussions (France)
"Dazzling ... Inspired"
— 21st Century Music
Ingrid Gordon is a versatile percussionist whose range extends from orchestral music to West African drumming.
Ingrid has performed as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and in chamber music recitals across the country, from the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series and the Orpheus Chamber Music Series to programs at Oberlin Conservatory, Bowling Green State University, and Skidmore College.
Ingrid has also mastered a variety of world music traditions, from Zimbabwean mbira and Ghanaian fontomfrom to North Indian tabla, Javanese gamelan, and Irish bodhran. She founded the traditional Mexican marimba ensemble Marimba Nueva York, and is one of the few people to perform Jewish klezmer music on the xylophone. She has traveled as far afield as Ghana and Indonesia in pursuit of new sounds, and has the instrument collection to prove it.
As a freelance musician, Ingrid has appeared at venues such as New York's Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and Symphony Space. She has performed with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players Orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, and the Albany Symphony, and has appeared at the Spoleto Festival.
Ingrid holds a DMA from the University of Illinois, an MM from Northwestern University, and a BM from the Eastman School of Music, where she was awarded the prestigious performer's certificate. Her teachers include John Beck, Patricia Dash, and Tom Siwe, and she has recorded for the Centaur and Col Legno labels
Photo: Chris Brown