Nicky Sohn, composer

From ballet to opera to Korean traditional orchestra, the wide-ranging talent of composer Nicky Sohn is heard across the US, Europe, and Asia. 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). Characterized by her jazz-inspired, rhythmically driven themes, Sohn has enjoyed commissions and performances from the world’s preeminent performing arts institutions, including Stuttgart Ballet, National Orchestra of Korea, Minnesota Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, Aspen Philharmonic, and New York City Ballet. The 2020-21 season highlights consist of premieres and performances by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, violinist Lucia Lin (Boston Symphony), and Atlanta Chamber Players. Nicky recently received fellowships from the DACAMERA Young Artist Program and MUSIQA Houston. Her music has been featured at renowned music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, Perlman Music Program, Les Ecoles d’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau, Ars Nova with Unsuk Chin and the Seoul Philharmonic, and Chelsea Music Festival with Ken-David Masur, among others. Nicky is pursuing her DMA at Rice University and holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music.