Caroline Shaw


With a 2013 Pulitzer and Grammy Award, Shaw has made a mark by creating sound worlds of enormous eclecticism; unafraid to introduce non-classical sounds into that world, she challenges singers to move from style to style in organic ways that strike the ear with extraordinary immediacy. Caroline will respond to Buxtehude's third cantata, TO THE HANDS.  A singer and violinist, she has performed Buxtehude's work many times and will compose her own libretto as a response.

Caroline Shaw (USA) is winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. She performs primarily as violinist with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) and as vocalist with Roomful of Teeth. She has also worked with the Trinity Wall Street Choir, Alarm Will Sound, Wordless Music, Ensemble Signal, AXIOM, The Yehudim, Victoire, Opera Cabal, the Mark Morris Dance Group Ensemble, Hotel Elefant, the Knights, the Oracle Hysterical, Red Light New Music, the Yale Baroque Ensemble, and in collaboration with tUnE-yArDs, Glasser, the National, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Stars of the Lid, John Cale, Max Richter, and Steve Reich. Caroline’s original music has been described as “dazzling, emotionally generous” (The New York Times) and “a tour de force of vocal mischief-making” (eMusic). Her works have been performed by Roomful of Teeth, So Percussion, ACME, the Brentano Quartet, the Knights, New Morse Code, and others.

To learn more about Caroline, visit her website.