New York Women Composers announce seed grant awards for 2013-14.

The New York Women Composers, founded in 1984, announces its Seed Money grants for the upcoming season. Awards for support of recordings as well as concerts have been designated for the following groups:


1.   Women Composers Festival of Hartford (Hartford, Connecticut). This year's festival will take place March 6-9, 2014.

2.   The Orchestra da Camera of San Anselmo, California. The orchestra is an award-winning string ensemble of pre-professional members of the Virtuoso Program at San Domenico School, directed by Ann Krinitsky

3.   Baritone singer Chai-Lun Yueh, a member of the college voice faculty at Trinity College and Wesleyan University

4.   The Nouveau Classical Project, an all-female cutting-edge music ensemble that reimagines classical and new music through interdisciplinary projects and connects emerging composers with diverse audiences

5.   The Borzova-Fousteris Vocal Duo, Alla Borzova (NYWC member composer and singer) and Helen Fousteris, are a soprano-mezzo soprano duo (accompanied by pianist Nataliya Medvedovskaya)

6.   Ensemble Mise-En, an innovative and versatile New York-based contemporary music collective led by composer Moon Young Ha, will produce a festival June 6–8, 2014.

7.   Nailah Nombeko (NYWC member composer) will curate two concerts for Vox Novus

8.   Aviva Players, co-directors Mira Spektor and Dorothy Indenbaum, will present an evening of short mini-operas of 5–20 minutes for 2 to 4 singers and piano

9.   Max Lifchitz, pianist, will record a CD that will include works of NYWC members Elizabeth Bell, Katherine Hoover, Nailah Nombeko, and Margarita Zelenaia, for North/South Recordings label.