Chicago Pro Musica

Chicago Pro Musica was founded in 1979 by composer/pianist Easley Blackwood and Chicago Symphony Orchestra clarinetist John Bruce Yeh. Honored with the 1986 Grammy Award for “Best New Classical Artist”, Chicago Pro Musica has earned an international reputation for its dynamic performances of a widely varied repertory. The ensemble comprises several virtuoso musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Chicago Tribune has called them “one of the most versatile and artistically accomplished [ensembles] on the American chamber music scene.”

Chicago Pro Musica Reviews:

“An eclectic mix of original works and arrangements, all brilliantly performed and recorded with clarity and natural warmth. These are highly enjoyable discs and warmly recommended” —Adrian Smith, MusicWeb International

“One will rarely hear these lightish works put across with the kind of technical polish and full-metal virtuosity they receive here. The sterling musicianship of Chicago Pro Musica is beyond reproach; the set is made even more attractive by its two-for-one price” —Lawrence A. Johnson, GRAMOPHONE