Musical America Worldwide announced today that Missy Mazzoli is its 2022 Composer of the Year.
As an established composer on the contemporary music scene, Mazzoli’s talent draws audiences equally into concert halls, opera houses, and rock clubs. She inhabits an exquisite and mysterious sound-world that melds indie-rock sensibilities with formal training. Her music has been performed by major festivals, ensembles and orchestras around the world including the Edinburgh International Festival, the Adelaide Festival, Bergen International Festival, New York Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, National Ballet of Canada, and many others. Her opera Breaking the Waves was awarded the inaugural Best New Opera distinction by the Music Critics Association of North America. She was composer-in-residence with the Chicago Symphony and Opera Philadelphia, and is currently on the composition faculty of the Mannes College of Music, a division of the New School, and a co-founder of Luna Composition Lab.
Read Heidi Waleson’s revealing biographical article at MusicalAmerica.com. The 2022 honorees will be recognized in an all-virtual awards ceremony via Facebook Live on December 5th at 4:00 pm Eastern Time.
The Musical America Directory, through its online news, publications, and web site, provides connections for those involved in the performing arts community. Among its past composer-of-the-year honorees are John Adams, John Luther Adams, Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, John Corigliano, Morton Gould, Kaija Saariaho, Gunther Schuller, Tan Dun, Joan Tower, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
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