About Us

Founded in 2006, Treetops Chamber Music Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that presents acclaimed artists who perform chamber music from the classical repertoire and contemporary masterworks.

Each year Treetops Chamber Music Society has presented a stellar roster of international artists in Stamford and New Canaan, among them the American, Cassatt, Daedalus, Escher and Shanghai Quartets and the New York Woodwind Quintet; pianists Anthony Newman, Benjamin Hochman and Magdalena Baczewska; and violinists Jennifer Koh, Arnaud Sussmann and Miriam Fried, as well as Musicians From Ravinia and artists from the MET Orchestra.

Through its music outreach program, Treetops CMS is committed to making high-quality music education and performances accessible to underserved children and teens in our community. In addition, it has performed numerous concerts across Fairfield County to bring outstanding musical programs to the senior community.

Meet Our Artistic Director

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Oskar Espina Ruiz
 

Oskar Espina Ruiz has performed at major concert halls and festivals to high critical acclaim, including concerto performances at the Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia, and recitals in New York City, Washington DC, Moscow, Madrid, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. His chamber music collaborations include the American, Argus, Ariel, Cassatt, Daedalus, Escher, Shanghai and Verona quartets. Current projects include the release of a new album for clarinet and piano with pianist Victoria Schwartzman and the premier of a concerto by Alfonso Fuentes. He is associate professor of clarinet at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and serves as artistic director at Chamber Music Wilmington (from May 2020), Treetops Chamber Music Society and Music Mountain Festival.

 

Board of Directors
Nick Lai, President and Treasurer

Jill Sendor-Laychak, Vice President

Barbara Lewis, Secretary

Joe Bruha, Director