Sierra Ensemble is an innovative violin, French horn, and piano trio committed to supporting a lively chamber music environment. Performing worldwide and throughout the United States since 1998, Sierra Ensemble’s mission seeks to build community via composer commissions, education projects and accessible performances. Sierra Ensemble was the winner of CEC ArtsLink and U.S. Department of State grants for the ensemble’s project, the Turkish American Composers Project in 2013. To help expand the horn trio repertoire past engagements have included commissioning composers Russell Steinberg, and Tolga Ozdemir and recent commissions include new works by Andres Carrizo and Aida Shirazi. Sierra Ensemble has also expanded to include concerts with other ensembles such as MediusTerra Horn Duo, performing works by Haydn, Telemann for violin, cello, 2 horns and piano as well performing work by Eric Ewazen for 2 Horns and piano, “Gold Coast Harmony” and the Johannes Brahms Five Songs for 2 Horns and piano.