Julia Wolfe

Julia Wolfe, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in music, draws inspiration from folk, classical, and rock genres, bringing a modern sensibility to each while simultaneously tearing down the walls between them. She is a co-founder and co-artistic director of New York’s legendary music collective Bang on a Can and has collaborated with theater artist Anna Deveare Smith, architects DillerScofidio+Renfro, filmmaker Bill Morrison, Ridge Theater, director Francois Girard, Jim Findlay, and choreographer Susan Marshall, among many others. Her music has been heard at BAM, the Sydney Olympic Arts Festival, Settembre Musica in Italy, Paris’ Theatre de la Ville, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall, and has been recorded on Cantaloupe, Teldec, Point/Universal, Sony Classical, and Argo/Decca. Wolfe teaches music composition at New York University’s Steinhardt School.