The music of composer Luna Pearl Woolf has been praised for its “psychological nuances and emotional depth,” by The New York Times. Her works in opera, dramatic chamber music, silent film and music-storytelling have been commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Washington National Opera, Bard Music West, Arte Musica Foundation and ECM+, among others, collaborating with artists such as Joyce DiDonato, Frederica von Stade, Evelyn Glennie, Matt Haimovitz, Marnie Breckenridge, Julian Wachner, Dennis Russell Davies, Brentano String Quartet, NOVUS NY, Deutsches Kammerorchester, and Bruckner Orchestra as well as Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons, and author Cornelia Funke. This season sees the premiere of Woolf’s Missa in Fines Orbis Terrae, commissioned by St. James Cathedral Choir of Toronto, as well as a new work commissioned by Collectif9 and Architek Percussion. Her new opera on the cellist Jacqueline du Pré, written with librettist Royce Vavrek, will premiere at Tapestry Opera in 2018.
A prolific and imaginative producer, Woolf co-founded the ground-breaking Oxingale Productions with cellist Matt Haimovitz in 2000, garnering several Grammy and Juno nominations and awards. Recordings of her work are available internationally on the PENTATONE Oxingale Series. In 2010 she launched Oxingale Music, publishing the works of award-winning contemporary composers such as Lewis Spratlan and David Sanford. Visit her website to read more.