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Lauren Radnofsky


Lauren Radnofsky is founding Co-Artistic/Executive Director and cellist of Ensemble Signal. In Radnofsky’s triple role, she is responsible for program curation, general management, development, and also serves as the main producer, in addition to being a regular performer in the ensemble. Under her leadership - within the span of just 5 years - Radnofsky has overseen Signal distinguish itself as an ensemble of exceptional versatility, its ambitious range of activities including over 90 performances, five recordings, and the New York, world, or U.S. premieres of over 20 works to date. As a cellist with Signal, Lauren has worked with composers and artists including Helmut Lachenmann, Steve Reich, Irvine Arditti, Oliver Knussen, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe. She has appeared at venues and festivals including the The Lincoln Center Festival, Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Ojai Music Festival, Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Guggenheim Museum (NY), Miller Theatre, The June in Buffalo Festival, and The Bang on a Can Marathon. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra performing Kaija Saariaho’s Amers and the Wordless Music Orchestra in Jonny Greenwood’s Doghouse for string trio and orchestra. Radnofsky’s recordings with Signal include - Philip Glass’s Glassworks and Music in Similar Motion (Glass’s Orange Mountain label); Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Penelope (New Amsterdam); a CD & DVD of music by Lachenmann, with the composer as soloist in Zwei Gefühle, including Radnofsky performing Pression for solo cello (Mode); Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe’s Shelter (Cantaloupe); and Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians and Double Sextet (release date TBD).