Loren Loiacono

headshot2015-1Lauded by the New York Times as plush, elusive and alluring, and vivid and colorful by the Albany Times-Union, the music of Loren Loiacono (b. 1989) has been heard at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Minneapolis’s Orchestra Hall, the DiMenna Center, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and on WQXR and WSHU. Her works have been performed by such ensembles as the Minnesota Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, New York Youth Symphony, Flux Quartet, Altius Quartet, New Morse Code, 5th House Ensemble, and the Argento Ensemble. She has received awards from ASCAP’s Morton Gould Awards, New York Youth Symphony’s First Music Commissioning Program, Minnesota Orchestra Composers Institute, and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, among others.

In 2015, she received the Merwin Geffen, M.D. and Norman Solomon, M.D Fellowship from the Tanglewood Music Center. That fall, her piece Eidolon was included in the American Composers Orchestra’s SONiC Festival. She has previously been a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Atlantic Music Festival, the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, Copland House’s CULTIVATE, the Sibelius Academy’s Creative Dialogues.

A native of Stony Brook, New York, Loren is a doctoral candidate at Cornell University, where she studied with Steven Stucky and Kevin Ernste. She previously received her M.M. and B.A. from Yale University, where her teachers included Martin Bresnick, David Lang, Ezra Laderman, Christopher Theofanidis, Kathryn Alexander, and Michael Klingbeil.   Loren is also a founding member of Kettle Corn New Music.


loren at matafestival dot org