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date: 27 January 2020

Shaw, Caroline (Adelaide )locked

  • Meg Wilhoite

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(Adelaide )

(b Greenville, NC, 1982). American composer, violinist, and vocalist . She received degrees from Rice University (BMus, Golliard fellowship, 2004) and Yale University (MMus, Yale Baroque Ensemble fellowship, 2007), and became a doctoral fellow at Princeton University in 2010. Her piece Partita for Eight Voices won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013, making her the youngest-ever recipient of the award. The première of Partita was performed by the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth (Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble performance, 2014), with whom she regularly performs. As a violinist, she performs with American contemporary music ensemble (ACME). Though her works have been widely performed, she considers herself a performer first and composer second (New York Times, 2014).

Partita for Eight Voices is a 26-minute work in four movements, which received their premières individually between 2009 and 2011 at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; the work was first performed in full at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on ...

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