Contemporary Players percussionist Loren Mach is passionate about 21st-Century music. A graduate of the Oberlin and Cincinnati Conservatories, he has premiered countless solo, chamber, and orchestral works. He teaches at the University of California, Berkeley and is principal percussionist of Eco Ensemble, principal timpanist of San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and co-founder of Rootstock Percussion. Mach was awarded a 2011 Investing in Artists grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation. Mach’s other passions involve our fundamental relationship to food as a form of communion with others and our inter-connectedness with the natural world around us. Loren joined the ensemble in 2015.