Caroline Shaw sings her own song

November 07, 2019

When Caroline Shaw, at age 30, won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 2013 she told NPR that she considered herself a musician first. Composing, she seemed to imply, was just something she did.

Modesty, it turns out, will get you everywhere. Shaw has proven herself a compelling composer, violinist and vocalist, performing her own pieces, such as the beautiful violin concerto titled Lo, or contributing vocal tracks to Kanye West songs or even stepping into the Amazon television series Mozart in the Jungle for a cameo as herself.