Founded in 2001 by three Curtis Institute of Music students, Time for Three is increasingly gaining attention as one of America’s brightest and most unique string ensembles by exploring repertoire that ranges from a mix of bluegrass, gypsy, jazz, country western fiddling, classical, improvisatory and original works and arrangements. The trio has performed more than 200 engagements as diverse as its music by appearing as featured guest soloists with The Philadelphia Orchestra to opening for k.d. lang at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. They have appeared at prestigious venues such as the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the 92nd Street Y in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., among others. The trio features violinists Nick Kendall (2002 Young Concert Artists International Competition winner) and Zach De Pue (1998 Fischoff Competition winner and ISO Concertmaster), and bassist Ranaan Meyer (noted jazz and classical bassist and composer).
In November 2009, Time for Three became the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s first ensemble-in-residence and embarked on bringing its genre-bending musical style to Indianapolis and the greater community. Time for Three has established relationships with two local high schools – Broad Ripple and Perry Meridian – in order to work with and inspire student musicians; developed programming for and has performed in the ISO’s Stella Artois Happy Hour at the Symphony, the Lilly Classical Series, the Printing Partners Pops Series and Marsh Symphony on the Prairie; and played in many venues outside of Hilbert Circle Theatre in order to attract new communities to symphonic music.