Nina C. Young

The New York Philharmonic

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Biography
Nina Young

The music of New York–based composer Nina C. Young is characterized by an acute sensitivity to tone color, manifested in aural images of vibrant, arresting immediacy. Her experience in the electronic music studio informs her acoustic work, which takes as its given not melody and harmony, but sound itself, continuously metamorphosing from one state to another. Her musical voice draws from elements of the classical canon, modernism, spectralism, American experimentalism, minimalism, electronic music, and popular idioms. Her projects strive to create unique sonic environments that can be appreciated by a wide variety of audiences while challenging stylistic boundaries, auditory perception, and notions of temporality.

Ms. Young’s works have been presented by Carnegie Hall, National Gallery of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Next on Grand, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series. Her music has garnered international acclaim through performances by the American Composers, Milwaukee Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and Phoenix Symphony orchestras and Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Either / Or, JACK Quartet, mise-en, wild Up, and Yarn / Wire. Winner of the 2015–16 Rome Prize at the American Academy in Rome, Ms. Young has also received a Koussevitzky Commission, Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship, Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Salvatore Martirano Memorial Award, Aspen Music Festival’s Jacob Druckman Prize, and honors from BMI, IAWM, and ASCAP / SEAMUS. Recent commissions include a violin concerto for Jennifer Koh from The Philadelphia Orchestra and a new work for the American Brass Quintet and EMPAC’s wavefield synthesis audio system.

A graduate of McGill University and MIT, Nina C. Young completed her DMA at Columbia University. She is an assistant professor of composition and director of electronic music at The University of Texas at Austin and a visiting composer at the Peabody Institute. She is co-artistic director of New York’s Ensemble Échappé.

Upcoming 2019-2020 Performances
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5

February, 2020 Wednesday

Mozart, Haydn, and Nina C. Young
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7:30 PM Concert

Mozart, Haydn, and Nina C. Young

CYO
Program To Include
Nina C. Young New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Haydn Cello Concerto in C major
Mozart Mass in C minor, Great
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Carter Brey Cello
Miah Persson Soprano
Amanda Majeski Soprano
Nicholas Phan Tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams Bass-Baritone
Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, director
Chorus

6

February, 2020 Thursday

Mozart, Haydn, and Nina C. Young
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7:30 PM Concert

Mozart, Haydn, and Nina C. Young

CYO
Program To Include
Nina C. Young New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Haydn Cello Concerto in C major
Mozart Mass in C minor, Great
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Carter Brey Cello
Miah Persson Soprano
Amanda Majeski Soprano
Nicholas Phan Tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams Bass-Baritone
Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, director
Chorus

8

February, 2020 Saturday

Mozart, Haydn, and Nina C. Young
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8:00 PM Concert

Mozart, Haydn, and Nina C. Young

CYO
Program To Include
Nina C. Young New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Haydn Cello Concerto in C major
Mozart Mass in C minor, Great
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Carter Brey Cello
Miah Persson Soprano
Amanda Majeski Soprano
Nicholas Phan Tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams Bass-Baritone
Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, director
Chorus

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February, 2020 Tuesday

Mozart, Haydn, and Nina C. Young
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7:30 PM Concert

Mozart, Haydn, and Nina C. Young

CYO
Program To Include
Nina C. Young New work (World Premiere–New York Philharmonic Commission)
Haydn Cello Concerto in C major
Mozart Mass in C minor, Great
Artists
Jaap van Zweden Conductor
Carter Brey Cello
Miah Persson Soprano
Amanda Majeski Soprano
Nicholas Phan Tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams Bass-Baritone
Concert Chorale of New York
James Bagwell, director
Chorus
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