Arlene Sierra

Arlene Sierra is a UK-based American composer whose music takes its impetus from rich sources including military strategy, game theory, Darwinian evolution, and the natural world. Her work has been lauded for its “highly flexible and distinctive style” (The Guardian), and its “remarkable brilliance of color, rhythmic dexterity and playfulness” (NPR Classical). Declared “a name to watch” by BBC Music Magazine, Arlene Sierra is the subject of a critically-acclaimed series of portrait discs with Bridge Records. She has received fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the MacDowell Colony, and the Tanglewood Music Festival. She has had portrait concerts at the Crush Room, Royal Opera House, London, the Yellow Barn Music Festival, Vermont and Columbia University’s Miller Theatre, New York. A Takemitsu Prize-winner and Latin GRAMMY nominee, Sierra has received commissions from BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Albany Symphony, Bremen Philharmonic Society, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Cheltenham, Huddersfield, and Tanglewood Music Festivals, and many ensembles and soloists. Performers of her work include the Tokyo Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Utah Symphony, Alabama Symphony, New York City Opera VOX, London Sinfonietta, International Contemporary Ensemble, Carducci Quartet, Österreichisches Ensemble für neue Musik, Lontano, Psappha, and the Benedetti-Elschenbroich-Grynyuk Trio at the BBC Proms. Arlene Sierra is Professor of Composition and Deputy Head of the School of Music at Cardiff University.

Arlene Sierra is a UK-based American composer whose music takes its impetus from rich sources including military strategy, game theory, Darwinian evolution, and the natural world. Her work has been lauded for its “highly flexible and distinctive style” (The Guardian), and its “remarkable brilliance of color, rhythmic dexterity and playfulness” (NPR Classical). Declared “a name to watch” by BBC Music Magazine, Arlene Sierra is the subject of a critically-acclaimed series of portrait discs with Bridge Records. She has received fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the MacDowell Colony, and the Tanglewood Music Festival. She has had portrait concerts at the Crush Room, Royal Opera House, London, the Yellow Barn Music Festival, Vermont and Columbia University’s Miller Theatre, New York. A Takemitsu Prize-winner and Latin GRAMMY nominee, Sierra has received commissions from BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, Albany Symphony, Bremen Philharmonic Society, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Cheltenham, Huddersfield, and Tanglewood Music Festivals, and many ensembles and soloists. Performers of her work include the Tokyo Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Utah Symphony, Alabama Symphony, New York City Opera VOX, London Sinfonietta, International Contemporary Ensemble, Carducci Quartet, Österreichisches Ensemble für neue Musik, Lontano, Psappha, and the Benedetti-Elschenbroich-Grynyuk Trio at the BBC Proms. Arlene Sierra is Professor of Composition and Deputy Head of the School of Music at Cardiff University.

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