Kirsten L. Ewart is an emerging Canadian composer from Moose Jaw, SK and is currently living in Vancouver, BC. Her first orchestral work “Cueva de Villa Luz” was premiered by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival in January of 2019. The piece was well received by the discerning audience and was described as “iridescent and earthy” (Critipeg). Kirsten is pleased to have her music performed as part of the Strata Festival of New Music in June of 2019 for the second year in a row. She has also been selected for the competitive Arraymusic Young Composer Workshop in Toronto and Lunenburg Academy of Music’s Composition Workshop in Nova Scotia. Over the summer Kirsten will get to work with established composers Linda Catlin-Smith, Andrew Staniland, Zygmunt Krauze, and Robert Aitken as well as the many talented musicians performing her new works.
Kirsten completed her Bachelor of Music in Composition at the University of Regina in 2016. Kirsten began her studies in composition with Alain Perron, but also worked closely with David L. McIntyre. Shortly after completion of her degree, Kirsten moved to Vancouver, BC, where she studies with Jocelyn Morlock. In the fall of 2019, Kirsten will be pursuing a Masters Degree in Concert Music Composition at New York University – Steinhardt with composers Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe. Kirsten finds inspiration in the world around her and enjoys writing her music late into the night, which she finds to be a very peaceful time of day.