Contact


PR:
Amanda Ameer
amanda@firstchairpromo.com

Commissions and engagements:
James Egelhofer
james@firstchairpromo.com

For scores, please visit Caroline Shaw Editions .

She has ­discovered a lode of the rarest commodity in contemporary music: joy.
New York Magazine (Justin Davidson)
She changes gears so quickly and so easily, and every turn is so unexpected and so full of joy. And it’s in such a convincing and cohesive manner that you could never doubt the sense of architecture and the sense of premeditation.
Jeremy Geffen (Carnegie Hall)

Bio








Caroline Adelaide Shaw is a New York-based musician. She is the youngest ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, for her enigmatic composition Partita for 8 Voices. Her career defies categorization—she performs as a violin soloist, chamber musician, and as a vocalist in the Grammy-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth. Recent commissions include works for Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra with Jonathan Biss, and mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. She also frequently collaborates with Kanye West. Currently a doctoral candidate at Princeton, Caroline also studied at Rice and Yale. Caroline loves the color yellow, otters, Beethoven opus 74, Mozart opera, the smell of rosemary, and the sound of a janky mandolin.
It’s hard to track a style that seems to have emerged all of a sudden, fully formed.
Dan Trueman (Princeton University) — New York Times, 17 April 2013

Dates





  • January 31, 2017 @ Northampton, MA | Smith College residency

  • February 1, 2017 @ Northampton, MA | Smith College residency

  • March 4, 2017 @ Northampton, MA | Smith College residency

  • March 5, 2017 @ Northampton, MA | Smith College residency

  • March 9, 2017 @ Salisbury, NC | performing violin concerto "Lo" with NC Symphony

  • March 10, 2017 @ | performing By & By with members of NC Symphony

  • March 11, 2017 @ Raleigh, NC | performing violin concerto "Lo" with NC Symphony

  • March 12, 2017 @ New Bern, NC | performing violin concerto "Lo" with NC Symphony

  • March 24, 2017 @ Raleigh, NC | performing violin concerto "Lo" with NC Symphony

  • March 25, 2017 @ Raleigh, NC | performing By & By with members of NC Symphony

  • April 1, 2017 @ Southern Pines, NC | performing violin concerto "Lo" with NC Symphony

  • April 19, 2017 @ Northampton, MA | Smith College residency

  • April 20, 2017 @ Northampton, MA | Smith College residency

  • April 21, 2017 @ Northampton, MA | performing violin concerto "Lo" with Smith College Orchestra

Listen




Partita for 8 Voices

Ritornello

Other scores
Listen here . . .

Partita for 8 Voices

      Allemande
      Sarabande
      Courante
      Passacaglia

String Quartets

      Entr'acte
      Valencia
      Punctum
      Ritornello, string version

Also

      Gustave Le Gray, solo piano
      Taxidermy, percussion quartet
      By & By - I'll Fly Away
      By & By - Will there be any stars in my crown
 
 

Sometimes I make little films while I'm on the train. Using old recordings of my music. Just for fun. I post them in this album from time to time.

NYC up to Poughkeepsie | Dec 2013
{ violin study for Othmar Ammann }
view of Newark at 7:20am | NY to NC | Dec 2013
{ Taxidermy | performed by Sō Percussion }
DC to NYC | Nov 2014 | rear view
{ reverse of 1655 for string quartet }