Performance Calendar

Projects and Events

  • Virtual Conversation with yMusic focused on “Collaborating Remotely”: A conversation with the ensemble yMusic surrounding their creative process and how they have adapted their collaborative practice from their six isolated home studio

  • 2019 Convocation: A moderated conversation with President Damian Woetzel, Provost Ara Guzelimian, and Dean of the Preparatory Division Weston Sprott on career and experiences as a student at Juilliard

  • Residencies With yMusic: Chamber sextet yMusic’s open rehearsals for the entire community, workshopping music by faculty member Andrew Norman, Creative Associate Caroline Shaw, and other contemporary composers (September 2019 and October 2019)

  • Lunch and Learn With Kovner Fellows: Meeting with a group of Kovner Fellows on a career as a soloist, chamber musician, and curator

  • Guest Artist at Arts and Entrepreneurship Class

  • Guest Artist at Lower Strings Symposium Seminar

  • Tessellatum: A workshop with conductor Alan Pierson and Juilliard musicians of this multimedia project with music by Donnacha Dennehy and video animation by Steven Mertens that culminated in two public performances and a conversation with the artists  View Video | View Program

  • A Conversation With Creative Associates Nadia Sirota and Nico Muhly: A virtual conversation with Nico Muly moderated by Provost and Dean Ara Guzelimian on past performances, career paths, and creating new music

  • 2020 Virtual Gala: Performance in the virtual, world premiere presentation of alumnus Philip Glass’ “Knee Play 5” from Einstein on the Beach arranged by Creative Associate Nico Muhly; viola part arranged expressly for Sirota View Program

  • Virtual Conversation with yMusic focused on “Collaborating Remotely”: A conversation with the ensemble yMusic surrounding their creative process and how they have adapted their collaborative practice from their six isolated home studios

  • Words and Buried Meaning: Creative Associate Nico Muhly in Conversation with Iestyn Davies: Sirota moderated this discussion between Muhly and countertenor Iestyn Davies, exploring their years-long collaborations including Old Bones, Sentences, and most recently, a project recorded entirely during the COVID-19 lockdowns

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Bio

Nadia Sirota (BM ’04, MM ’06, viola)—whose career spans performance, curation, and broadcasting—brings classical music to a broader audience. Her singular sound and expressive execution have served as muse to composers including Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli, Daníel Bjarnason, Marcos Balter, and David Lang. She has been a soloist with many orchestras and has released four solo albums of commissioned music: first things first (2009), Baroque (2013), Keep in Touch (2016), and Tessellatum (2017). Sirota is a member of Bedroom Community, a collective of musically diverse artists who work and collaborate at Reykjavík’s Greenhouse Studios. She has also lent her sound to recording and concert projects by the National, David Bowie, John Legend, and Björk. Sirota is a member of the chamber sextet yMusic and since 2018 she has been the New York Philharmonic’s Marie-Josée Kravis creative partner, a position created for her. She is also artist in residence at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance and a Creative Associate at Juilliard, where she studied with Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory, and Hsin-Yun Huang.