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Lauren Radnofsky


Lauren Radnofsky is founding Co-Artistic/Executive Director and cellist of Ensemble Signal. Within her triple role, Radnofsky 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 five years - Radnofsky has overseen Signal distinguish itself as an ensemble of exceptional versatility, its ambitious range of activities including over 100 concerts, five recordings, and the NY, world, or US premieres of over 20 works to date.

Radnofsky has managed all aspects of Ensemble Signal’s participation in projects at venues including Lincoln Center Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, BIG EARS Festival, Ojai Music Festival, Miller Theatre, Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim Museum (NY), the Wordless Music Series, Cleveland Museum of Art, (le) Poisson Rouge, and the Bang on a Can Marathon, and has served as a coordinator in the production of all Signal’s recordings; in addition to performing as cellist in all of the former.

As Co-Artistic Director of Signal, Radnofsky regularly collaborates with cooperating presenting organizations, composers, and artists to design a unique array of adventurous projects, thereby bringing programs of new or rarely performed music to the public. These projects range from a 2010 tour with iconoclastic German composer Helmut Lachenmann to programs including diverse pairings designed to illuminate modern or seemingly disparate works, and educational workshops with emerging composers and musicians.

As a cellist with Signal, Lauren has worked with composers and artists including Helmut Lachenmann, Steve Reich, Irvine Arditti, Oliver Knussen, Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe. Outside of Signal, she has appeared as soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra performing Kaija Saariaho’s Amers for cello and ensemble, and the Wordless Music Orchestra in Jonny Greenwood’s Doghouse for string trio and orchestra. In chamber settings, Radnofsky has collaborated with JACK Quartet in music of Xenakis. Additionally, Radnofsky served on the faculty of the 2014 Bang on a Can Summer Institute.