Marilyn Nonken

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). As a chamber musician, she plays with Ensemble 21 (New York) and Elision (Melbourne); she also has appeared as a guest with the Group for Contemporary Music, MusicNOW (Chicago Symphony), Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Speculum Musicae, and Boston Modern Orchestra Project. A CD of works written for her, was released in 2001; other solo discs include “Morton Feldman: Triadic Memories” and “Tristan Murail: The Complete Piano Music. A student of David Burge at the Eastman School, she received a Ph.D. degree in musicology from Columbia University. Her writings on music have been published in Tempo, Perspectives of New Music, Contemporary Music Review, Agni, Current Musicology, Tempo, Ecological Psychology, and the Journal of the Institute for Studies in American Music. Marilyn Nonken is a Steinway Artist.

Jason Eckardt: Out of Chaos (mode 137)
Morton Feldman: Marilyn Nonken plays Triadic Memories (mode 136)
Roger Reynolds: Epigram and Evolution: Complete Piano Works (mode 212/213)

Ensemble 21 Profile

Marilyn Nonken on the web