March 31 2020

Inspirations Zosha Di Castri

Karina Canellakis, who conducted Di Castri's debut work for the BBC proms last year, made her Philadelphia Orchestra debut in February 2020, leading two programs featuring the first Philadelphia Orchestra performances of Zosha’s Lineage, Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra, and pianist Emanuel Ax in Beethoven’s Second and Third piano concertos.

For these concerts, Zosha has curated an “Inspirations” playlist on Spotify, featuring tracks by composers whose work has resonated with her own.

Listen here:

The Philadelphia Orchestra also created a “Faces and Places” video episode with Zosha and Karina Canellakis, discussing their relationship, 'Lineage', and Philadelphia. Watch it here:

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Zosha Di Castri


Zosha Di Castri is a Canadian composer/pianist/sound artist living in New York. Her work (which has been performed in Canada, the US, South America, Asia, and Europe) extends beyond purely concert music including projects with electronics, installations, and collaborations with video and dance. She has worked with such ensembles as the San Francisco Symphony, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts...