I answered some questions for Federico Garcia of the Pittsburgh-based ensemble, Alia Musica, in anticipation for the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble/Alia Musica Commission Competition Finalists’ Concert!
Also click HERE for more info on the concert!
Molly has been named a finalist in the PNME/Alia Musica Composition Competition! Her work Dollhouse will be performed by Alia Musica on November 16, at 8pm, at Kresge Hall (Carnegie Mellon University), along with works by the other finalists David Liptak, David Stock, Sean Neukom, and James Ogburn. A winner will be chosen to compose a new work for PNME.
Molly Joyce has been named a winner in the International Alliance for Women in Music Search for New Music Competition! She is the recipient of the Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Prize for her piece Royal Tide.
Molly Joyce and bassoonist Midori Samson were recently featured alongside composer Svjetlana Bukvich and violinist Patti Kilroy on the Music With A View Festival at the Flea Theatre, curated by Kathleen Supove.
“A prodigious, 20-year old talent from Pittsburgh who now attends Juilliard, Joyce’s sound evokes a maturity suggestive of a musician and storyteller much older and more experienced.” – Erin E. McGuff, Woman Around Town
pianist Becky Billock’s CD Muses Nine (which includes Molly Joyce’s Medium Piano) was reviewed in the June 2012 Issue of Gramophone!
“Molly Joyce’s sustained mood-painting in Medium Piano, a work that might be described as Berg and Debussy’s love-child.” – Jed Distler, Gramophone
Contemporaneous was recently featured on Susan Scheid’s blog Prufock’s Dilemma, in a review of their concert, Just for Us. The concert consisted of six world premieres, including Molly Joyce’s Dollhouse.
“The strings lift the ensemble to harrowing heights…the music subtly changes as a long-lined lyricism threads its way through the tumult.” – Susan Scheid, Prufock’s Dilemma