Missy Mazzoli becomes the newest composer on the G. Schirmer roster. Vice President Kristin Lancino states, “The entire team at G. Schirmer is proud to launch this partnership with the enormously gifted and imaginative composer, Missy Mazzoli.”
Mazzoli says, “I’m thrilled to join some of my favorite composers on the G. Schirmer roster. This is a huge milestone in my career. I feel completely supported by G. Schirmer and look forward to the years of music-making ahead.”
Recently deemed “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York” by the New York Times, and “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” by Time Out New York, Mazzoli is the recipient of four ASCAP Young Composer Awards, a Fulbright Grant to the Netherlands, and grants from the Jerome Foundation, American Music Center, and the Barlow Endowment.
New compositions which premiere in 2011 include a new orchestral work, performed by the League of Composer’s Chamber Orchestra at New York’s Miller Theater, as well as a new solo work for violinist Jennifer Koh commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella. Other upcoming projects include the spring 2012 premiere of her first multimedia chamber opera, Songs from the Uproar, at venerable New York venue The Kitchen. Excerpts of this work were previously performed by New York City Opera as part of their VOX series, and by students at the Bard College Conservatory under the direction of Dawn Upshaw.
Mazzoli’s music has been performed internationally by the Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, the American Composers Orchestra, New York City Opera, the Minnesota Orchestra, the South Carolina Philharmonic, NOW Ensemble and many others. She has received commissions from Carnegie Hall, Bard College Conservatory, and the Whitney Museum of Art. Her music has been featured on numerous festivals including the 2007 and 2009 Bang-on-a-Can New Music Marathon, the Cabrillo Festival (Santa Cruz), the Gaudeamus New Music Festival (Amsterdam), the Ecstatic Music Festival (New York) and the ZOOM Young Composers series at New York’s Merkin Hall.
In 2006 Mazzoli taught composition in the Music Department of Yale University, and from 2007-2010 was Executive Director of the MATA Festival in New York City, an organization dedicated to promoting the work of young composers. In additional to teaching, Mazzoli is an active pianist, and often performs with Victoire, an “all-star, all-female quintet” she founded in 2008 dedicated exclusively to her own compositions. Their debut EP was named one of 2009’s ten best classical albums by Time Out New York.
Mazzoli attended the Yale School of Music (M.M. 2006), the Royal Conservatory of the Hague and Boston University (B.M. 2002).