Nicky Sohn, composer

From ballet and opera to traditional Korean orchestras, the wide-ranging talent of composer Nicky Sohn is sought-after across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Characterized by her jazz-inspired, rhythmically driven themes, Sohn’s work has been described as “like John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine on steroids” (YourObserver), “dynamic and full of vitality” (The Korea Defense Daily), and having “elegant wonder” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). As a result, Sohn has received commissions from some of the world’s preeminent performing arts institutions, including sold-out performances at the Stuttgart Ballet, National Orchestra of Korea, and the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Sohn is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music. Her pedagogues include Robert Beaser, Christopher Theofanidis, and Richard Danielpour.