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Luna Pearl Woolf


Award-winning composer Luna Pearl Woolf has long used her evocative creative voice to advocate for social and political change. Her music has been praised as “brilliant … profoundly moving” (Opera Going Toronto) for its “psychological nuances and emotional depth” (New York Times). Her dramatic works are championed by major opera houses and international performing artists. Fire and Flood, an album spanning Woolf’s work over several decades, grappling with climate change, poverty, zealotry and more, was nominated for a 2021 Grammy Award®. Her recent opera, Jacqueline, with librettist Royce Vavrek, about legendary cellist Jacqueline du Pré, garnered five Dora Award nominations and a win at its 2020 premiere. The Globe and Mail called it an “extraordinary piece … that deserves an unquestioned place in the 21st-century canon.” Woolf mentors new opera creators with Montreal’s Musique 3 Femmes and other organizations. She is co-founder of Oxingale, a ground-breaking record label and music publisher supporting new music by extraordinary composers.

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