WHY RECORD WITH US?
Apart from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, there are few truly full-time orchestras in Boston. Nearly all players in this city are self-starting, personally driven and entrepreneurial, with many forming their own chamber ensembles and countless others being engaged on a freelance basis by professional orchestras in the area. This crucible-like environment makes it possible to identify the most sought-after players through a careful process of peer review and regular performance evaluations.
The result? Musicians who excel in high-pressure situations, who respond to the interpretive desires of conductors with instinct and good taste, and who know what it takes to do a good job, quickly.
Our musicians, have, on average, a minimum of a Master's degree from a conservatory, and extensive orchestral playing experience. You can also find DMA candidates/recipients and professors here.
With excellent sight reading abilities, professional attitudes and a passion for recording music, they handle multiple styles of playing with grace.
Some of the orchestras that they have held section, soloist, principal or associate principal positions in:
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra
The Seattle Symphony Orchestra
The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
The Rhode Island Philharmonic
The Miami Symphony Orchestra
The Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Boston Lyric Opera
The Star Wars Symphony Orchestra
The National Symphony Orchestra
Xiao'an founded East Coast Scoring because he believes that commercial viability is essential in keeping the orchestral ensemble configuration that we know and love alive. He also strongly advocates the fair and respectful treatment of hired performers regardless of their organizational affiliations.
You can sometimes find him brandishing a twig at our recording sessions and also making sure there are enough donuts to go around. He contracts the musicians, manages and produces the sessions, and makes sure that your music is performed the way you want it to be.
He studied Jazz Composition at Berklee, and is a commercial composer and orchestrator. His music has been used in games (Futurama: Game of Drones, produced by Fox Digital Entertainment), TV (Girl Code, Catfish - MTV) and for various other commercial mediums.
He enjoys cooking and lives with a smelly ferret. If you require toilet reading, his complete personal bio can be found at www.xiaoanli.com.
Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Nicole Parks holds a BM in violin performance from St. Olaf College, and MM and PSC degrees from The Boston Conservatory. As a chamber musician, she performs in multiple string quartets, including the Semiosis Quartet, of which she is a founding member.
She was the artistic director and a founder of The Lirica Chamber Ensemble of Minneapolis. She has held concertmaster and soloist positions with The Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra, concertmaster with Opera Brittanica, and section positions in The Metropolitan Symphony and The Northern Symphony Orchestra, among others.
She has two cats that she keeps telling everyone about.
Alessi Seminar Fellow Victoria Garcia frequently plays Principal Trombone with the East Coast Scoring Orchestra. In addition to her duties as a performer, she now also assists in ensemble management and various administrative tasks essential to the smooth running of East Coast Scoring.
Her hobbies include telling Xiao'an what he's doing wrong and never taking a bad photo.