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Recently deemed “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York” (NY Times) and “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York), Missy Mazzoli has had her music performed globally by the Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, New York City Opera, the Minnesota Orchestra and many others. From 2012-2015 she was Composer-in-Residence with Opera Philadelphia, Gotham Chamber Opera and Music Theatre-Group. Her 2016 opera Breaking the Waves, created in collaboration with librettist Royce Vavrek and based on the film by Lars von Trier, was described as “among the best 21st century operas yet” (Opera News), “savage, heartbreaking and thoroughly original” (Wall Street Journal) and “dark and daring” (NY Times). Missy’s first multi-media opera, Song from the Uproar, was produced by Beth Morrison Projects and had a sold-out run at venerable New York venue The Kitchen in 2012. Recent seasons included the sold-out west coast premiere of Song from the Uproar with LA Opera, as well as new works performed by pianist Emanuel Ax, the LA Philharmonic, violinist Jennifer Koh, the Detroit Symphony, and Missy’s ensemble Victoire, which recently premiered her oratorio Vespers for a New Dark Age at Carnegie Hall. Missy is the recipient of a 2015 grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, four ASCAP Young Composer Awards and a Fulbright Grant to the Netherlands. She is currently on the composition faculty at Mannes College of Music and her music is published by G. Schirmer.
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