Brothers Colin Jacobsen and Eric Jacobsen co-founded the music ensembles Brooklyn Rider, a string quartet, and an orchestra called The Knights. Colin is a violinist who first played to critical acclaim at age fourteen with Kurt Masur and the New York Philharmonic. His wide-ranging musical activities include performing with many orchestras, such as those of Albany, Chicago, and San Francisco, and playing with dance and theater companies such as New York City Ballet and the Mark Morris Dance Group. Eric is a conductor and cellist as well as the Music Director for The Knights, an orchestra founded with the goal of bringing the camaraderie of chamber music to the orchestral stage. The Jacobsons are also touring members of the Silk Road Ensemble.