Patrick Laird is a founding member of Break of Reality, having performed and composed with the band since 2003. He also performs with his wife Marnie in the cello and piano group, Brooklyn Duo.
Ivan Trevino is the lone percussionist in Break of Reality and is also a founding member of the band. Like Patrick, he is also involved in arranging and composing for BoR. Outside of his work with Break of Reality, Ivan has reached international acclaim as a composer of percussion centric music.
Laura Metcalf has performed with Break of Reality since 2011 and is involved in numerous solo and chamber music projects in NYC. She’s played Letterman, Carnegie Hall, and even toured South Africa with Nas.
A member of Break of Reality since 2015, Cicely Parnas is a world renowned cellist recognized for bringing “velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen imagination” to her performances. (The New York Times)
Hailed by the New York Times for his “glowing tone“, Andrew Janss began performing with Break of Reality in 2014 as part of their American Music Abroad tour in Central Asia.
Meta Weiss has a multi-faceted performing and teaching career, and was recently appointed Senior Lecturer in Cello at Queensland Conservatorium in Brisbane, Australia. She’s been with Break of Reality since 2013. (Photo by Maxim Petrov)
Born and raised in New York City, Ben Capps is in high demand across the world as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator, and has been with Break of Reality since 2014.
A Break of Reality member since 2012, Brook Speltz has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and was recently nominated for the Warner Music Prize at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Tavi Ungerleider first joined Break of Reality on their 2014 Music Education Tour. He is currently a Young Soloist at Kronberg Academy in Germany.