Luna Pearl Woolf – Biography

The music of award-winning Montréal-based composer Luna Pearl Woolf has been enthusiastically received across North America and Europe, including recent premieres at New York’s Alice Tully Hall and the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center. Woolf’s work has been featured on CBC’s the Signal and HomeRun, BBC’s The World, as well as NPR’s All Things Considered, and has been well reviewed in Opera News, the Boston Globe, Sequenza 21 among other publications. Her music been recorded on PentaTone Classics and Oxingale Records, which released a full album of her work, including Après Moi, le Déluge, written in the aftermath of the hurricane Katrina disaster and described as “by turns blazingly ardent and softly haunting” by the New York Times, and “sorrowful, deeply political, and aching with universal regret” by Strings Magazine. Woolf has been commissioned and performed by the Russian National Orchestra, the Minnesota Sinfonia, the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal, cellist Matt Haimovitz, violinists Scott St. John and Jonathan Crow, pianist Katherine Jacobson, flautist Eugenia Zukerman and soprano Lisa Delan, among many others. As producer for Oxingale Records, Woolf has worked closely with performers to release critically acclaimed albums nominated for several JUNO and INDIE awards. Woolf graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University, and also studied at Oberlin Conservatory and Smith College. Her principal composition teachers have included Mario Davidovsky, Augusta Read Thomas, and Lewis Spratlan.

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