Missy Mazzoli has produced new works for eighth blackbird, Kronos Quartet, the League of Composers Orchestra, violinist Jennifer Koh as commissioned by the LA Philharmonic, and the Santa Fe Chamber Players, and has received additional commissions from Carnegie Hall and the Whitney Museum of Art. The winner of four ASCAP Young Composer Awards and a Fulbright Grant to the Netherlands, she was recently deemed “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York” by The New York Times. In February 2012, she premiered her first full-length opera, Song from the Uproar, at The Kitchen in New York. The Wall Street Journal called the work "powerful and new", while The New York Times said that, "in the electric surge of Ms. Mazzoli's score you felt the joy, risk, and unlimited potential of free spirits unbound.” Her new, 25-minute opera entitled SALT, a multimedia collaboration based on the biblical story of Lot’s wife, premiered at UNC Chapel Hill in October 2012.
Mazzoli’s 2013-2014 Season includes many exciting new projects. Carnegie Hall recently commissioned her to write a new work for her band Victoire, Wilco drummer/percussionist Glenn Kotche and vocalists Mellissa Hughes, Martha Cluver and Virginia Warnken. This new work, based on poems by Matthew Zapruder, will premiere at Carnegie Hall on February 22, 2014, as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival. The season also includes premieres of newly commissioned works for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, and pianist Emanuel Ax, who will perform her newest solo piano piece on tour across the country.
Mazzoli attended the Yale School of Music, the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, and Boston University, and is published by G. Schirmer.
April 2 | Frontiers Festival in Birmingham, UK
April 8 | Sinfonia premiered by LA Phil New Music Group in Los Angeles, CA
April 17 | Emanual Ax at Union College Concert Series in Schenectady, NY
April 25 | Victoire with Young People’s Chorus in NYC
May 4 | Roomful of Teeth at Five Boroughs Music Festival in NYC, NY
May 7 | Emanuel Ax at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA
May 9 | Han Chen at Spectrum in NYC
May 11 | Emanuel Ax at Shriver Hall in Baltimore, MD
May 15 | Emanuel Ax at Carnegie Hall in NYC
May 18 | Emanuel Ax at Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Chicago, IL
June 22 | Breaking the Waves at OPERA America Showcase in San Francisco, CA
October 4 | Shai Wosner at Café de la Danse in Paris, France
March 22, 2015 | Meredith Monk and Friends at Carnegie Hall in NYC