“Leading this unlikely intersection of classical music and fashion” -The New York Times
"...bringing a refreshing edge to the widely conservative genre -VICE
The Nouveau Classical Project is a new music ensemble and production hub where music intersects with fashion and art. Led by Artistic Director and Pianist Sugar Vendil, NCP creates compelling concerts through dynamic collaborations. NCP's roots in working with fashion designers evolved into commissioning a variety of artists in its continual exploration of imaginative ways to present and experience new music.
Recent and upcoming premieres include: the sold-out premiere of “Potential Energies” composed by Trevor Gureckis and choreographer by Barbie Diewald at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM); “Sororatorio” by Vin Calianno; and Nina Young’s “Making Tellus." NCP has performed at exciting venues such as (le) poisson rouge, Galapagos Art Space, Korea Gallery, Symphony Space, The Center for Fiction, and Issue Project Room as part of MATA’s Interval series. Fashion collaborations include CFDA winner Pamela Love, Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones, Kempner Collection, Ecco Domani winner Novis, Tanya Taylor, and more.
NCP’s core musicians are soprano Amanda Gregory, flutist Laura Cocks, clarinetist Isabel Kim, violinist Marina Kifferstein, cellist Kivie Cahn-Lipman, and pianist Sugar Vendil.