Color photograph of an Asian woman wearing colorful makeup and glitter on her face as well as a floral print top; she stares at the camera in a serious manner. Behind her are the tall arches of the opera building at Lincoln Center in New York

Du Yun

Elliott Carter Memorial Resident in Composition
April 24–July 17, 2023
Profession
Composer and Performer, New York
Biography

Du Yun is a composer, performance artist, and visual artist who lives and works in New York. She was born in Shanghai and educated in China and the United States, receiving degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Harvard University.

Du Yun won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for music for her opera Angel’s Bone, becoming the first Asian woman to win in that category. In 2019, her composition Air Glow was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition. She has recorded six studio albums.

The recipient of a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship, Du Yun has won grants, awards, and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, Creative Capital, the Fromm Music Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and the American Academy in Berlin.

The photograph of Du Yun was taken by Zhang Hai.