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Nadia Sirota

Nadia Sirota is best known for her singular sound and expressive execution, coaxing solo works from the likes of Nico Muhly, Daníel Bjarnason, Judd Greenstein, Marcos Balter, and Missy Mazzoli. Her debut album First Things First was released in 2009 on New Amsterdam Records and named a record of the year by The New York Times, and her sophomore album, Baroque, was released in March on Bedroom Community and New Amsterdam.

In addition to her work as a soloist, Nadia is a member of yMusic, ACME (the American Contemporary Music Ensemble) and Alarm Will Sound, and has lent her sound to recording and concert projects by such artists and songwriters as Grizzly Bear, Jónsi and Arcade Fire. Nadia also hosts a radio show on WQXR's New Music radio stream, Q2Music, for which she was awarded the 2010 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award in Radio and Internet Broadcasting. Sirota is the recipient of Southern Methodist University's 2013 Meadows Prize, awarded to pioneering artists and scholars with an emerging international profile.  She received her undergraduate and Masters degrees from the Juilliard School, and since 2007 has been on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music in their Contemporary Performance Program.

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What the press says

A stellar young violist who has served as muse to prominent composers.

The New York Times (January 28th 2013) Read all reviews

...a mind-blowing collection that electrically fuses classical technique and structures with electronic textures, overdubbing, and full-bodied melodies.

Chicago Reader (February 11th 2013) Read all reviews

Sirota’s profile is sure to be raised by this exceptional release

Textura (February 28th 2013) Read all reviews

Solid pieces from Paul Corley and Daniel Bjarnason complete this satisfying program, which, while more tricked-out electronically than Sirota’s first offering, retains her aesthetic imprint.

Seth Colter Walls — eMusic (March 11th 2013) Read all reviews

Luminous, restless and contemplative by turns, the disc proves that the viola is anything but a joke.

If Sirota has yet to achieve her ten thousand hours of practice toward mastery, she is a few thirty-minute sessions away.

UTNE (March 19th 2013) Read all reviews

Muhly sets Sirota’s sharp, startling attacks against a serenely murmuring church organ, evoking a sensation of clamminess in the midst of serenity.

Pitchfork (March 19th 2013) Read all reviews

A new recruit to Bedroom Community’s close-knit neo-classical roster that says more with her viola than we’re able to express with actual words.

Self-titled Mag (March 22nd 2013) Read all reviews

...otherworldly, bold and new

Q2 (March 25th 2013) Read all reviews

The most beautiful album you will hear this year.

Matt Cibula — PopMatters (April 2nd 2013) ★★★★★★★★ Read all reviews

This is one of those rare albums that can serve as both a “gateway album” into contemporary classical and a deep listening experience for those already into the music.

Baroque revels in Sirota’s viola mastery, but also in feedback and noise.

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James McVinnie & Nadia Sirota

James McVinnie & Nadia Sirota at Music NOW festival.

Filmed by Derrick Belcham, produced by A Story Told Well & Music Now for La Blogothèque.

Everything Everywhere All The Time - Trailer

This is a trailer for the Bedroom Community film Everything Everywhere All The Time.
With Sam Amidon, Ben Frost, Nico Muhly and Valgeir Sigurðsson.
Also featuring Nadia Sirota.
Directed by Pierre-Alain Giraud.

Whale Watching 2010 Tour Trailer

Sam Amidon, Ben Frost, Nico Muhly and Valgeir Sigurðsson return with this wondrous concert-series through Europe, starting at Berlin’s Admiralspalast on the 18th April and ending in The National Theater in Reykjavík on 16th May. Also featuring Nadia Sirota.

Video by Pierre-Alain Giraud & Stuart Rogers.

Ben Frost - Híbakúsja

Performed during the Whale Watching Tour 2009, Brussels.
With Sam Amidon, Ben Frost, Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigurðsson. Also featuring Nadia Sirota.
Video by Pierre-Alain Giraud & Stuart Rogers.

Valgeir Sigurðsson - Past Tundra

Whale Watching Tour 2009 in Leipzig.
Valgeir Sigurðsson with Sam Amidon, Ben Frost and Nico Muhly.
Also featuring Nadia Sirota.
Video by Stuart Rogers and Pierre-Alain Giraud.

Whale Watching Tour 2009

Sam Amidon, Ben Frost, Nico Muhly and Valgeir Sigurðsson. Also featuring Nadia Sirota.
European tour November 2009.
Video by Pierre-Alain Giraud and Stuart Rogers.

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Baroque
Released on 18 March 2013
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