Recently deemed “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York” (New York Times), “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York) and “one of the new wave of scarily smart young composers” (sequenza21.com), Missy Mazzoli’s music has been performed all over the world by the Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, the American Composers Orchestra, New York City Opera, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Albany Symphony, the South Carolina Philharmonic, Dublin’s Crash Ensemble, New York City’s NOW Ensemble and many others. She is currently Composer/Educator in residence with the Albany Symphony, a position funded by the Mellon Foundation, and the Detroit Symphony recently awarded her the 2011 Elaine Lebenbom Award.
2012 will include many exciting new projects, including the February premiere of Missy’s first multimedia chamber opera Song from the Uproar at venerable New York venue The Kitchen. Excerpts of this new work, based on the life and writings of Swiss explorer Isabelle Eberhardt, 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. As part of Missy’s 2011/2012 residency with the Albany Symphony, the orchestra will premiere a new work in May 2012, and the Detroit Symphony will premiere a new orchestral work in Fall, 2012. October 2012 will also see the premiere of SALT, Missy’s new multimedia collaboration with cellist Maya Beiser and writer Erin Cressida-Wilson, based on the biblical story of Lot’s wife. 2012 will also include performances by the Britten Sinfonia and Kronos Quartet at London’s Barbican Centre.