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Described as "particularly evocative," "fluid and theatrical... the music [that] makes its case with immediacy" as well as both "assertive and steely," and "lovely, supple writing", music by Liliya Ugay has been performed in many countries around the globe by the Washington National Opera, Nashville Symphony, Albany Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, New England Philharmonic, Yale Philharmonia, Next Festival, Norfolk Festival Choir, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Molinari Quartet, Victory Players, and Paul Neubauer among others.
Her compositions have been featured at the Aspen, Norfolk, Cultivate, MIFA, American Composers, Chelsea, New York Electroacoustic Music, June in Buffalo, and Darmstadt New Music festivals, as well as the 52nd Venice Biennale. She has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, ASCAP, Yale University; in 2019 she was a finalist for the Rome Prize. As a pianist she promotes the music of repressed composers in her concert series Silenced Voices (resumed at FSU this semester - check FSU College of Music calendar).
Originally from Uzbekistan, Liliya serves as Assistant Professor of Composition at the Florida State University and director of Polymorphia (FSU New Music Ensemble), simultaneously working on her composition commissions while combining her professional work with motherhood. She holds master and doctorate degrees from Yale; among her mentors are Aaron Kernis, Martin Bresnick, and David Lang. As a student Liliya could be frequently seen in jazz bands and combos, and she has recently rediscovered the joy of improvising by performing 30-min solo improvisations inspired by the exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts for FSU Festival of Creative Arts in Opperman Music Hall.
Now she is excited to join Michael Bakan and Brian Hall for the free improvisation evening at Blue Tavern.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Blue Tavern, 1206 North Monroe St., Tallahassee, United States