Composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey is celebrated for his incomparable virtuosity, effortless mastery and memorization of highly complex scores, and an extraordinary ability to blend composition and improvisation in his work. He has performed nationally and internationally with his own ensembles and many renowned artists. The New York Times has praised his instrumental facility and aplomb: “he plays not only with gale-force physicality, but also a sense of scale and equipoise”; The Wall Street Journal notes Sorey is “a composer of radical and seemingly boundless ideas.” The New Yorker recently noted that Sorey is “among the most formidable denizens of the in-between zone…An extraordinary talent who can see across the entire musical landscape.” Sorey has composed works for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the International Contemporary Ensemble, PRISM Quartet, JACK Quartet, TAK Ensemble, the McGill-McHale Trio, Alarm Will Sound, the Louisville Orchestra, and Opera Philadelphia in partnership with Carnegie Hall, among countless others. His music has been performed in notable venues such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Ojai Music Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, the Kimmel Center, and Lincoln Center. Sorey was named a 2017 MacArthur fellow and a 2018 United States Artists Fellow.