Nadia Sirota, Creative Partner 2018-19

The New York Philharmonic

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Biography
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Violist Nadia Sirota’s varied career spans solo performances, chamber music, curation, and broadcasting. In all branches of her artistic life she aims to open classical music up to a broader audience. Ms. Sirota’s singular sound and expressive execution have served as muse to dozens of composers, including Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, Missy Mazzoli, Daníel Bjarnason, Judd Greenstein, Marcos Balter, and David Lang.

Since 2018, Ms. Sirota has been the New York Philharmonic’s Marie-Josée Kravis Creative Partner, a position created for her. In this role, she helped develop and hosts two series: Kravis Nightcap and GRoW @ Annenberg Sound ON, the latter of which she also curates. In addition, she works with the Philharmonic on contemporary-music initiatives across the organization.

This season, she launches Living Music with Nadia Sirota, a new podcast and concert series that demystifies classical music. Ms. Sirota will also appear as soloist with the New World and Singapore symphony orchestras; premiere works by Nico Muhly, Daníel Bjarnason, and Ellen Reid; and embark upon two new residencies — as creative associate at The Juilliard School and as artist-in-residence at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance.

As a soloist, Ms. Sirota has appeared with acclaimed orchestras around the world, including the Detroit Symphony, Colorado Symphony, National Arts Centre, and Spanish National orchestras, and the Orchestre national d’Île-de-France. She has released four solo albums of commissioned music: first things first (2009), Baroque (2013), Keep In Touch (2016), and Tessellatum (2017). She is a member of Bedroom Community, a collective of musically diverse artists who work and collaborate at Reykjavík’s Greenhouse Studios. She has also lent her sound to recording and concert projects by such artists as The National, David Bowie, and Björk.

Nadia Sirota is a member of the acclaimed chamber sextet yMusic, whose virtuosic execution and unique configuration have attracted high profile collaborators, including Paul Simon, Ben Folds, and Anohni, and have inspired an expanding repertoire of original works by prominent composers such as Andrew Norman, Caroline Shaw, and Chris Thile.

Ms. Sirota won a 2015 Peabody Award, broadcasting’s highest honor, for her podcast Meet the Composer, which deftly profiled some of the most interesting musical thinkers living today. She also received the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for her work in radio, and Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Prize, awarded to pioneering artists and scholars with an emerging international profile. She sits on the board of directors of Chamber Music America, the national service organization for ensemble music professionals. Nadia Sirota received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory, and Hsin-Yun Huang.

Upcoming 2019-2020 Performances
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October, 2019 Tuesday

<em>Sound ON:</em> Telling Tales
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7:30 PM

Sound ON: Telling Tales

Program To Include
J. Druckman Reflections on the Nature of Water
Thea Musgrave Narcissus
Ellen Reid Lumee’s Dream from p r i s m
John Luther Adams Dream in White on White
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Nadia Sirota Host / Curator
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

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October, 2019 Saturday

<em>Nightcap:</em> Curated by Laurie Anderson
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10:30 PM Concert

Nightcap: Curated by Laurie Anderson

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Nadia Sirota Host
Laurie Anderson Curator

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November, 2019 Saturday

<em>Nightcap:</em> Curated by Bryce Dessner
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10:30 PM Concert

Nightcap: Curated by Bryce Dessner

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Bryce Dessner Curator
Nadia Sirota Host

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December, 2019 Saturday

<em>Nightcap:</em> Curated by Steve Reich
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10:30 PM Concert

Nightcap: Curated by Steve Reich

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Steve Reich Curator
Nadia Sirota Host

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February, 2020 Monday

<em>Sound ON:</em> Leading Voices
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7:30 PM Concert

Sound ON: Leading Voices

Program To Include
Nicole Lizée New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
George Crumb Night of the Four Moons
Joan La Barbara New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Paola Prestini New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Berio Folk Songs
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Nadia Sirota Host / Curator
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

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February, 2020 Saturday

<em>Nightcap:</em> Curated by Tania Le&oacute;n
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10:30 PM Concert

Nightcap: Curated by Tania León

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Tania León Curator
Nadia Sirota Host

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May, 2020 Saturday

<em>Nightcap:</em> Curated by Olga Neuwirth
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10:30 PM Concert

Nightcap: Curated by Olga Neuwirth

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Olga Neuwirth Curator
Nadia Sirota Host

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June, 2020 Monday

<em>Sound ON:</em> Mapping Berlin
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7:30 PM Concert

Sound ON: Mapping Berlin

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Olga Neuwirth Horizontal / Vertikal
Rebecca Saunders Stirrings Still
Felipe Waller Hybrid Ambiguities
Hildur Guðnadóttir New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Unsuk Chin Double Concerto
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Nadia Sirota Host / Curator
Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

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June, 2020 Saturday

<em>Nightcap:</em> Curated by Nico Muhly
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10:30 PM Concert

Nightcap: Curated by Nico Muhly

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Nadia Sirota Host
Nico Muhly Curator

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June, 2020 Saturday

<em>Nightcap:</em> Curated by Sarah Kirkland Snider
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10:30 PM Concert

Nightcap: Curated by Sarah Kirkland Snider

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Sarah Kirkland Snider Curator
Nadia Sirota Host
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