The Empyrean Ensemble presents engaging, thought-provoking,
eclectic programs, enabling audiences to experience new musical
sensations delivered with high artistry by its seven
extraordinary core players—the finest new music performers in
California. Ensemble-in-residence at UC Davis, Empyrean has
premiered approximately 200 works and performed throughout
California, including appearances at many prominent music
festivals and concert series.
Matilda Hofman, whose conducting has been described as having “a
striking sense of purpose” and “taut and finely controlled”
(San Francisco Gate), has a busy and varied performance
schedule. She works regularly with a wide range of groups in
Europe, and in California, which she has made her home. Matilda
has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Berliner Festspiele,
Holland Festival, and Ruhrtriennale among others.