Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Guy Mendilow Ensemble

"An international tour de force” (Bethlehem Morning Call) from Israel, Palestine, Argentina and the USA, the Guy Mendilow Ensemble operates on the notion that incredible stories and emotionally sweeping experiences can do far more than just entertain. They can spark the fascination that leads to discovery. With this premise in mind, the Guy Mendilow Ensemble combines world-class musicianship with cinematic storytelling in shows that “explode with artistry, refinement, and excitement” (Hebrew Union College), conjuring voices lost to war and upheaval, whisking audiences to distant times and picturesque places and, ultimately, inspiring the motivation to explore lesser known cultures and histories.

The Guy Mendilow Ensemble tours four shows: Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom; Three Sides to Every Story (ft. Philadelphia Girls Choir); Heart of the Holidays — A Global Celebration in Song; and Around the World in Song family concerts. Highly skilled educators, the ensemble specializes in community engagement including tailor-made residencies, choral/string collaborations and a breadth of interactive workshops. The Ensemble is an artist-in-residence with Celebrity Series of Boston's Arts for All since 2014.

In 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts selected the Guy Mendilow Ensemble for its Art Works, a grant for the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art and the strengthening of communities through the arts.

Alongside touring with the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, members are on the faculty of music schools like the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in India and tour/record with the likes of Bobby McFerrin, Yo Yo Ma, Snarky Puppy, the Assad Brothers, Christian McBride, the Video Game Orchestra, Amanda Palmer and Simon Shaheen. Formed in 2004, the Ensemble is based in Boston, MA and New York, NY, USA.

The Ensemble encourages block bookings as a way to reduce fees and expenses. Please contact us for our tiered block booking fee schedule.

I Have Worked With

  • September 2016

    Guy Mendilow Ensemble is an artist with Celebrity Series' Neighborhood Arts program. Through this program, the Ensemble presents workshops and assemblies in Boston neighborhood schools; collaborates with youth choirs and string ensembles, creating tailor-made arrangements for each group; gives several free community concerts in select Boston neighborhoods. 

    The Ensemble has worked with Celebrity Series since 2014. In 2015, Guy Mendilow was invited to join Celebrity Series' Community Engagement Advising Committee.

  • July 2016

    Guy Mendilow Ensemble was invited to return to this festival with a performance of Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom. The Ensemble first performance at this festival in 2013. 

  • April 2016

    Guy Mendilow Ensemble headlined the Leornard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts. The Ensemble previously performed at this festival in 2010. 


  • NEFA Grantee
  • Artist

Contact Information

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Job Title/Position: 
Director of Music & Education
Physical Address: 
17 Atherton Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
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Primary Discipline: 
Music - Ethnic / World
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Children's
Music - Choral
Music - Composition
Music - Traditional
Theater - Storytelling
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General Public
Immigrant Populations
School Groups
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Performing Groups
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Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Performance / Concert / Reading
Preservation / Conservation
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
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Affiliations and Accomplishments

MM — Longy School of Music; Dalcroze Eurhythmics Certification — Longy School of Music; BA — Oberlin College;
Selected for National Endowment for the Arts Grant Works 2017
Twice voted Boston's Best World Music Poll, Boston Phoenix Best Music Awards
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

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I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
MM in Dalcroze Eurhythmics; International Certification in Dalcroze Eurhythmics