NCP Annual visionary award

On October 8th, The Nouveau Classical Project will honor pianist Marilyn Nonken with the 2014 NCP Visionary Award at their Annual Benefit in New York City. This award recognizes innovative leaders whose work has made a significant impact on the new music community. In addition to being an incredible musician, Ms. Nonken is the Director of Piano Studies at New York University and recently wrote the book “The Spectral Piano: From Liszt, Debussy and Scriabin to the Digital Age,” published by Cambridge University Press.

The benefit will take place at The DiMenna Center and the evening will feature a concert of classical and new music, fine food and drink, and good company! Supporting NCP means supporting new music, the performers, the creation of new and innovative art, and the emerging artists for whom the group provides valuable opportunities.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:30-9:30 pm

6:30 pm Silent Auction & Cocktail Hour by Georgi Vodka

7:30 pm Dinner, Performance & Award Presentation

Benefit Location: The DiMenna Center (map) 450 W 37th St NYC

photo caption: Misaki Matsui

photo caption: Misaki Matsui

ABOUT THE NOUVEAU CLASSICAL PROJECT: The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a hybrid music ensemble and creative production hub that is putting “a new face on classical music” (NPR Deceptive Cadence) and “leading [the] unlikely intersection of classical music and fashion” (The New York Times). Spearheaded by Artistic Director and Pianist Sugar Vendil, NCP’s mission is to re-imagine the concert experience in modern and dynamic ways through adventurous projects, new repertoire, and collaborations with fashion designers, dancers, composers, and more. NCP began by collaborating with fashion designers to create music-inspired looks to be worn by musicians and has since expanded to creating imaginative projects that go beyond the traditional concert format.

Marilyn Nonken

Marilyn Nonken

ABOUT MARILYN NONKEN: Marilyn Nonken is one of the most celebrated champions of the modern repertoire of her generation, known for performances that explore transcendent virtuosity and extremes of musical expression. Upon her 1993 New York debut, she was heralded as “a determined protector of important music” (New York Times). Recognized a “one of the greatest interpreters of new music” (American Record Guide), she has been named “Best of the Year” by some of the nation’s leading critics. Nonken’s performances have been presented at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Miller Theatre, the Guggenheim Museum, (Le) Poisson Rouge, IRCAM and the Théâtre Bouffe du Nord (Paris), the ABC (Melbourne), Instituto Chileno-Norteamericano (Santiago), the Music Gallery (Toronto), the Phillips Collection, and the Menil Collection, as well as conservatories and universities around the world.