Introducing the Kodan Quintet!
It is with great joy that I announce the debut of the Kodan Quintet - an ensemble that has been a cornerstone of my musical life since arriving in Houston! Formed in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kodan is fortunate to share meaningful musical moments and create in-person and virtual performance experiences.
Kodan is an acronym composed of the first letters of our respective last names. It symbolizes our unity as an ensemble, with each of our unique musical voices combining to create memorable, virtuosic, and heartfelt interpretations. I have a deep love and respect for these remarkable musicians which only grows in strength as we continue to evolve as friends, family, and ensemble members.
As soon as Kodan was proposed by our clarinetist, an ensemble logo popped into my head. I quickly took to my iPad and made a rough sketch. Though visual art is an unexplored, unfamiliar territory for my artistic expression, I decided to take on the challenge of expanding and refining this initial draft. The finished ensemble logo is below!