New York City Chamber Orchestra is in its 20th season as Manhattan Concert Productions’ resident orchestra of professional musicians who accompany the Manhattan Chorale and festival choruses of MCP. Its members are among the finest musicians in New York today who also play with a variety of prestigious ensembles including the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, American Symphony Orchestra, New York Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra, and New Jersey Symphony.
Robert Zubrycki, Concertmaster
Violinist, Robert Zubrycki , is currently Concertmaster for the New York City Chamber Orchestra, a member of the American Symphony Orchestra and the Stamford Symphony. He has recently performed as Concertmaster for the New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall, Encores! at City Center, Opera Orchestra of New York and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. He also performs in the orchestra for American Ballet Theater at Lincoln Center, is Assistant Concertmaster for Orchestra Moderne and a regular performer at the 92nd Street Y’s Lyrics and Lyricists series.
A veteran of dozens of Broadway shows, Robert was recently in the orchestras for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, She Loves Me and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and can be heard on the cast recordings of An American in Paris and Paint Your Wagon, (violin and mandolin) among others. He has won an Emmy Award for his musical contribution to the documentary, The Curse of the Bambino. As a chamber musician, Robert was the first violinist for the Queen’s Chamber Band and the Queen’s Chamber Trio. The Queen’s Chamber Trio’s recordings of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven are available on the Lyrichord label. Robert toured the United States with the Abaca String Band, including performances at the Chautauqua Institute and the White House.
He is currently the Artistic Director of the Cultural Arts Coalition's, Concerts Around the Corner series in Brewster, NY. In his spare time, Bob is a US Masters Swimming Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructor and is an American Red Cross certified lifeguard.
Dean LeBlanc, Orchestra Contractor
Dean LeBlanc has been the Orchestra Contractor for the New York City Chamber Orchestra since its inception in 1999. He has been an Associate Musician with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1998, performing over 2000 performances at the Met. Dean can be heard on many HD telecasts and “Live from Lincoln Center” performances including the Grammy Award winning recordings of Wagner’s complete Ring Cycle and The Tempest for which he played principal clarinet. Additionally, he has performed with New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Mostly Mozart Festival, Santa Fe Opera, New Jersey Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, American Ballet Theatre, Stamford Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and the Arizona Music Festival to name a few.
As a chamber musician, Dean has performed with the MET Chamber Ensemble, Windham Music Festival, Skaneateles Music Festival, New York Chamber Music Festival, and the New York Philharmonic’s CONTACT! Series. His experience on Broadway has included Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables (2005 & 2015 productions), Swan Lake, Into the Woods, South Pacific, and Phantom of the Opera. Dean has recorded for Decca, Atlantic, Telarc, New World Records, and EMI labels as well as for numerous major motion picture soundtracks including the Emmy Award Winning HBO Miniseries Mildred Pierce and the Oscar Winning Film True Grit.
Dean completed his undergraduate studies at the Eastman School of Music and graduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music. He currently serves on the adjunct faculty of the Juilliard School and is a Selmer Artist.