Colin Jacobsen, a New York-based violinist and composer/arranger, divides his time between 3 groups, all of which were created this century. They are The Silk Road Ensemble, Brooklyn Rider and The Knights. Mr. Jacobsen has been with The Silk Road Ensemble since its inception in the summer of 2000 at Tanglewood. Brooklyn Rider is a string quartet that he formed along with fellow Silk Road Ensemble members Johnny Gandelsman, Nicholas Cords and Eric Jacobsen that can be heard at venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall and SXSW. He is also co-artistic director along with his brother Eric Jacobsen of The Knights, a groundbreaking orchestra that has opened the Dresden Musikfestpiele with Dawn Upshaw as guest artist and that was recently featured in a PBS documentary.