Nadia Sirota, Violist

Nadia Sirota, Violist, New York

Violist Nadia Sirota has commissioned and premiered dozens of new works for viola and for chamber ensemble, including music by Nico Muhly, Ryan Streber, Judd Greenstein, Marcos Balter, and Milica Paranosic. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has collaborated with artists such as Joseph Kalichstein, Itzhak Permlan, and the Silk Road Ensemble, and has performed extensively in New York and abroad.

After winning top prize in Juilliard's concerto competition in 2005, Nadia performed Hindemith's Der Schwanendreher in Alice Tully Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra, under the direction of Marin Alsop. While completing both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Juilliard, Nadia started many programs dedicated to New Music, including Juilliard Plays Juilliard, an initiative that pairs interested performers with composers with the goal of creating compelling and informed performances of new works, and The New Music Project in the Castleman/Amory/Huang studio, as well as being a founding member of the AXIOM ensemble.

In the fall of 2007, Nadia will join the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music for its new Masters Program in New Music Performance.

Nadia is a member of the Tetras String Quartet, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), and the multimedia, collaborative group VisionIntoArt (VIA). Highlights of her 2006-07 season included performances in Milan, Reykjavik, Sicily, The Whitney Museum and The In Your Ear festival in Carnegie's Zankel Hall.

Nadia has recorded for MTV2, Neuma, Bedroom Community, Royal Academy of Music, and 11:11 records and has performed on NPR's Morning Edition, BBC Radio 3, CBS Morning Edition and A&E Breakfast with the Arts