Sophia Kunxu Dou

Sophia Kunxu Dou (age 15) is a composer based in New York City who aspires to write music that shares her emotions and moves others, the same way that she is moved by music. Her music is often inspired by visual art and poetry. With colorful and folksong-driven melodies, her music creates a soundworld both beautiful, bizarre, and full of action. Sophia studies at Juilliard Pre-College. She is the youngest winner of 2023 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. Her works have been performed by the Little Orchestra Society, New York Youth Symphony and members of The Juilliard School.