New Music Box just posted a fabulous conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw. At the time she won the Pulitzer much was made about her age (she was only 30 – the youngest ever person to win) and her training, or lack thereof. You can listen to the award winning piece, Partita for 8 Voices, on her website.
Since winning in 2013, her work has continued to flourish. Shaw’s approach to music and composition is extraordinary, and refreshing. She has been commissioned quite often, and her first work for orchestra, Lo, will be premiered by the Cincinnati Symphony on March 13.
Please visit New Music Box and read the full article. Here is a bit of the interview: