Julia Adolphe


Julia Adolphe’s music has been described as “alive with invention” (Alex Ross, The New Y orker), “colorful, mercurial, deftl y orchestrated” ( Anthon y T ommasini, The New Y ork Times) and a “mastery of dynamic as well as harmonic complexity” (Financial Times). Adolphe’s works are performed across the U.S. and abroad by renowned groups such as the New Y ork Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony , Inscape Chamber Orchestra, and the Serafin String Quartet, among others. Current commissions include a viola concerto for the New York Philharmonic and Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, a large choral work for James Conlon and the Cincinnati May Festival, and a new work for LA Chamber Orchestra to premiere in 2017. Career highlights include the New Y ork Philharmonic’ s premiere of Adolphe’ s orchestral work Dark Sand, Sifting Light at the 2014 NY PHIL BIENNIAL and the concert premiere of Adolphe’s chamber opera, Sylvia, at Bargemusic in NYC. Adolphe has received numerous awards such as a 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, a 2016 OPERA America Grant for her chamber opera So Donia Speaks, written in collaboration with librettist Nahal Navidar, a 2015 Charles Ives Scholarship from the Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as grants from New Music USA and America Composers Forum. A native New Yorker living in Los Angeles, Adolphe pursues a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the USC Thornton School of Music. (www.JuliaAdolphe.com)