Join us for a
Virtual Concert Series
The Music She Writes highlights the diversity and significance of music by Asian Female Composers within the contemporary music landscape. This series of four virtual concerts features 25 diverse works by female composers across Asia, ranging from Iran to Japan. The concerts will be broadcasted every other Friday at 7PM ET on April 1st, 15th, 29th, and May 13th 2022. Admission is FREE. This initiative is supported by the Eastman Departmental Diversity Initiative, and organized by Eastman School of Music alumni composer Ania Vu and pianist Eunmi Ko.
Concert 4: Giving a Voice
Friday May 13, 7PM ET
Concert 3: Old Made Anew
Concert 2: What is Lost and What Remains
Concert 1: Where There are Mountains, Snow, and Trees
Each of our four concerts focuses on a different theme.
This initiative sprung from a shared vision for building a stronger new music community for living Asian female composers – a very diverse and large community, especially when brought together. We are very excited and proud of the composers and performers featured in this concert series and hope that this is only the beginning of a long-term project that will continue to grow.
We would also like to thank Sylvie Beaudette and Taylor Booth from the Eastman School of Music for their support and Modesta Gorol for creating a beautiful logo.
Ania & Eunmi
Polish of Vietnamese descent composer and pianist, Ania Vu (née Vũ Đặng Minh Anh) writes music that explores the interplay between the sound properties and meanings of the words, musical energy related to form, and varied notions of time. She has received honors and fellowships from the American Opera Project, Tanglewood, I-Park Foundation, Boston New Music Initiative, Megalopolis Saxophone Orchestra, and ASCAP. She has worked with the Daedalus and Mivos string quartets, Sō Percussion, the TAK, International Contemporary, and Kamratōn Ensembles, among others. Currently, Ania is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania and a Composer Fellow at the Composers & the Voice program. She received her BM'17 in composition and theory from the Eastman School of Music and will be a appointed as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Chicago in 2022-23. http://ania.vu
Hailed as “exceedingly interesting” (New York Concert Review) and “kaleidoscopic” (San Francisco Classical Voice), pianist Eunmi Ko concertizes as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. As a sought-after collaborator and champion of new music, she works with contemporary composers, ensembles, and performers from around the world. Ko teaches at the University of South Florida as Associate Professor of Piano. Her past positions include co-advisor of USF New Music Consortium (2016-2021), artist faculty on the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival (2013-2018), and the assistant director of Women in Music Festival at Eastman (2011). Ko is the co-founder and President of the Contemporary Art Music Project (CAMP) and the international new music festival Dot The Line in Korea. Ko holds a BM degree from Seoul National University and graduate degrees (MM and DMA) from the Eastman School of Music. www.eunmiko.com
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