We’re highlighting the life and music of pioneering women in classical music every weekday during March for Women's History Month.
Caroline Shaw is a New York-based musician—vocalist, violinist, composer, and producer who performs in solo and collaborative projects.
She was the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2013 for Partita for 8 Voices
, written for the Grammy-winning Roomful of Teeth, of which she is a member.
Recent commissions include new works for Renée Fleming with Inon Barnatan, Dawn Upshaw with Sō Percussion and Gil Kalish, Seattle Symphony, Anne Sofie von Otter with Philharmonia Baroque, the LA Philharmonic and many more.
Caroline’s film scores include Erica Fae’s To Keep the Light
and Josephine Decker’s Madeline’s Madeline
as well as the upcoming short 8th Year of the Emergency
by Maureen Towey.
She has produced for Kanye West (The Life of Pablo; Ye
) and Nas (NASIR
), and has contributed to records by The National, and by Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry.
Caroline has studied at Rice, Yale, and Princeton, currently teaches at NYU, and is a Creative Associate at the Juilliard School.
Read more on Caroline Shaw's website