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Caroline Shaw Caroline Shaw

Caroline Shaw

Violin

Caroline Shaw, originally from North Carolina, is a musician appearing in many guises. She won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music, and performs primarily as violinist with ACME and as vocalist with Roomful of Teeth. She has also worked with the Trinity Wall Street Choir, Alarm Will Sound, Wordless Music, Ensemble Signal, AXIOM, The Yehudim, Victoire, Opera Cabal, the Mark Morris Dance Group Ensemble, Hotel Elefant, the Oracle Hysterical, Red Light New Music, the Yale Baroque Ensemble, and in collaboration with tUnE-yArDs, Glasser, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, John Cale, Max Richter, and Steve Reich. Caroline’s original music has been described as “a tour de force of vocal mischief-making” (John Schaefer, eMusic) and “vaguely sexual” (Pitchfork). Her works have been performed by Roomful of Teeth, So Percussion, ACME, and the Brentano Quartet. Caroline has been a Yale Baroque Ensemble fellow and a Rice University Goliard fellow (fiddling in Sweden), and she was a recipient of the Thomas J. Watson fellowship, to study historical formal gardens and live out of a backpack. She lives in New York.