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Hildegard Competition Concert

  • National Sawdust 80 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY, 11249 United States (map)

The classical music world’s past may have been dominated by cis white men, but its future sure won’t be! The three winners of the second annual Hildegard Competition — National Sawdust’s premier competition for trans, female, and nonbinary composers at the start of their careers — have each written a brand new work for this concert, and all three will be given their world premieres on this electrifying evening alongside works from the competition’s runners-up. Hear music by inti figgis-vizueta, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, and Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir and get a taste of the vibrant future that lies ahead.

This debut performance of the National Sawdust Ensemble will also perform music from runners-up Bahar Royaee, Yaz Lancaster, Meara O’Reilly, Nina Shekhar, Angela Slater, and Sugar Vendil, and our lobby will feature the graphic scores of runner-up Monica Demarco. Don’t miss this spectacular, celebratory event!


Yaz’s work firn for violin, cello & marimba will be performed


Tuesday 4 June 2019 @ 7pm
National Sawdust
$20 GA (advance sales online)

Earlier Event: May 19
Taylor Arnold Graduate Recital
Later Event: June 10
Nief Norf Summer Festival 2019