Festival Artists

Luna Pearl Woolf

Called “blazingly ardent and softly haunting “ by The New York Times, the music of composer Luna Pearl Woolf offers penetrating insight into its subjects, creating acoustic sound worlds that evoke and inspire. Her innovative collaborations with authors, filmmakers, dancers and musicians tell original stories or respond to history and current events.

Academy Award winning actor Jeremy Irons narrates Woolf’s Angel Heart, a setting of a new story by bestselling children’s author Cornelia Funke. The album, Angel Heart, a music storybook (Oxingale Records), features performances by Matt Haimovitz & Uccello, with singers Frederica von Stade, Sanford Sylvan, Daniel Taylor, Zheng Cao and Lisa Delan.

Woolf’s Après Moi, le Déluge, was described by The New York Times as “an unsentimental but moving tribute.” Other recent projects include Suspense, music for the 1913 silent film by Lois Weber and two song cycles commissioned by frequent collaborator soprano Lisa Delan, both recorded for PentaTone Classics.

Woolf’s music has been featured on NPR’s From the Top, the BBC’s The World and on NPR’s All Things Considered as well as Opera News, Strings Magazine, The New York Times and The Boston Globe