The Ibis Ensemble was created to serve the communities of Trinidad and Tobago with diverse chamber music offerings of the highest quality. Collectively, their experiences extend from the United Kingdom, across Europe and Asia, through North America and down into the West Indies; performing with prestigious organizations such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Opera House, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. In residence at the Academy for Performing Arts at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, the ensemble is committed to creating a body of literature that includes arrangements of traditional and local music, as well as new works, most notably "Fragments: 1" by Trinidadian composer Dominique Le Gendre. This commission, which takes inspiration from Derek Walcott's 1992 Nobel Speech, was premiered at a concert in collaboration with the US Embassy in March 2011. Recently featured in the Bocas Lit Fest, Little Red Riding Hood, by Adam Walters and Che Lovelace is a children’s book and CD recorded by Ibis Ensemble. The book was created to promote art and music literacy and to fund need-based music scholarships in St. Ann’s, where Kamminga is Director of the FCAM/CANOAE String Ensemble, a teaching training outreach program.
Photos: Maria Nunes