Nadia Sirota

new music on the viola & new music on the radio



Hailed by Performance Today’s Fred Child as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music,” yMusic is a group of six New York City instrumentalists flourishing in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds. Their virtuosic execution and unique configuration (string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet) has attracted the attention of high profile collaborators—from Ben Folds to Dirty Projectors to Paul Simon—and inspired an expanding repertoire of original works by some of today’s foremost composers, including Nico Muhly and Andrew Norman.


New york philharmonic

This season, Nadia teams up with the New York Philharmonic as its first-ever Creative Partner, a position created for her. In this role, she will host nine contemporary music concerts over two new series: Nightcap, six late-night, cabaret-style concerts curated by composers of today, and Sound ON, three afternoon chamber concerts of contemporary repertoire curated by Ms. Sirota and featuring Musicians from the Philharmonic.

Music in Circles by Andrew Norman, performed live in Chicago at Rockefeller Chapel during a show opening for Jose Gonzalez.

Nadia Sirota is the New York Philharmonic's Creative Partner, a newly-created position.

Nico Muhly Viola Concerto

in 2015, composer Nico Muhly wrote Nadia Sirota a viola concerto, a project the two of them had been envisioning for ten years. This exceptional work contains references to their decade-plus musical collaboration.

Nadia and Nico make a viola concerto

Nadia Sirota performs the U.S. Premiere of Nico Muhly's Viola Concerto


Nadia Sirota plays Mercury, from the album Planetarium, with Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and Sufjan Stevens


Nadia has recorded and performed with bands and songwriters including Arcade Fire, jónsi, Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, Jose Gonzalez, The National, Son Lux, Meredith Monk, Doveman, Dustin O'Halloran, RATATAT, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Ben Folds, and Nico Muhly