Welcome Tarn Travers – Newly Appointed ICO Concertmaster

Tarn Travers, ICO Concertmaster

Music Director Matthew Kraemer and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra announce the appointment of Tarn Travers as Concertmaster.

“The appointment of Tarn Travers as concertmaster of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra is a critical step in the continued artistic growth of our wonderful orchestra,” said Kraemer. “Tarn has displayed his incredible talent on every occasion when performing with the ICO and the respect he has earned from his colleagues is very well placed.” Kraemer adds, “His musical intelligence and experience will leave an indelible and immediate mark on our performances.”

Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra held auditions in May 2017 after a nationwide search. The Concertmaster is an important leader within the orchestra, helping to shape the character and artistry of the ensemble.

ABOUT TARN TRAVERS | Violinist Tarn Travers performs regularly around the world as a soloist, chamber musician, and an orchestral player. In 2001, he was a prizewinner at the Heifetz Guarneri auditions, which led to a performance on the historic “ex-David” Guarneri, the favored violin of Jascha Heifetz. Tarn spent three years as a violinist in the New World Symphony, where he often led the orchestra as concertmaster; he also appeared as soloist three times, once in every season spent with that orchestra, in the music of Béla Bartók, Ramiro Cortés, and Chen Yi. A member of the Chicago-based contemporary group Ensemble Dal Niente, recent performance highlights include a concerto appearance at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, a chamber music appearance at the Library of Congress in Washington, D. C., and a residency at Harvard University.

Tarn studied at San Francisco Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Stony Brook University. His primary teachers included Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster William Preucil, concert violinists Camilla Wicks and Axel Strauss, and Emerson Quartet violinist Philip Setzer. Tarn serves as Concertmaster of Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and on faculty at DePauw University.

Travers performs with Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra on its season opening concert featuring Soprano Angela Brown Friday, October 13, 2017 at Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center. Tickets ($25 and up) available at www.icomusic.org.


Friday, October 13, 2017 – 7:30 pm
Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center

Angela Brown, soprano
Matthew Kraemer, conductor

Respighi | Trittico Botticelliano
Barber | Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Honegger | Pastorale d’été
Stravinsky | Pulcinella Suite

The October 13 performance will include a pre-concert talk with Maestro Kraemer and a free post-concert reception in the Schrott lobby. Tickets are $35 for adults and $12 for students with group discounts available. More information is available at www.icomusic.org or 317-940-9607.


Sherban Lupu                1984-1995

Larry Shapiro                 1996-2011

Emily Glover                  2013-2016

Tarn Travers                   2017 – present


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