ABOUT fivebyfive

fivebyfive is a quintet based in Rochester NY, formed in 2015 with a mission to engage audiences in the collaborative spirit and creativity of modern chamber music by commissioning, arranging and performing a wide range of works for its instrumentation. 

The group performs works of today’s leading composers, supports emerging composers from around the world, and collaborates with artists across the disciplines. Through its workshops and educational concerts fivebyfive aims to spark young people’s unlimited creative potential. 

The winner of the 2018 Eastman/ArtistShare New Artist Program for its commissioning project for new works inspired by the stained-glass artist Judith Schaechter, fivebyfive also has received funding from New Music USA, the Decentralization Grant of New York State and the Farash Foundation.

fivebyfive is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

Laura Lentz (flute)
Marcy Bacon (clarinet)
Sungmin Shin (electric guitar)
Eric J. Polenik (bass)
Haeyeun Jeun (piano)


Photo Credit: Ryan Williamson of CITY Newspaper