Lila Wildy Quillin (b. 1999) is a Montreal-based composer originally from the Atlantic coast of Maryland. Having spent much of her life investing in the visual arts, film, and architecture as well as composition, Lila is especially dedicated to exploring the relationships between music and other fields of design. In her young career she has worked with performers and ensembles including JACK Quartet, the Zodiac Trio, Elena Urioste, Tom Poster, and Anthony McGill, as well as IEMA as one of the eight invited composers to the 2022 Lucerne Festival Composition Seminar, and Ensemble Suono Giallo for ilSUONO 2022.
Lila is currently pursuing her Master's degree in composition with Philippe Leroux at McGill's Schulich School of music. She holds her bachelor's degree in composition from New England Conservatory, where she studied with Efstratios Minakakis, John Mallia, and Michael Gandolfi under the Presidential Distinction Scholarship. She has also studied with Dr. Judah Adashi at Peabody Preparatory, where she was the recipient of The Peabody Preparatory Achievement Award in Composition in 2016 and 2017. She is the composer-in-residence for the Chamber Music by the Sea festival for years 2022, 2020, and 2018, and has attended New Music on the Point (2021), Zodiac Music Festival and Academy (2019), Curtis Summerfest Young Artist Summer Program (2016), and Interlochen Arts Camp (2015). She has been a finalist in the 2019 Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition and 2017 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, as well as an Emerging Composer in the Tribeca New Music Competition in 2016 and 2017. Her performed works include numerous orchestral pieces, as well as chamber, solo, and vocal pieces.
In her free time, Lila enjoys studying piano and playing clarinet in improvisation-based ensembles, as well as sketching, painting, and animating short films. She aspires to travel the world and collaborate with as many musicians and artists as possible, not only to have the chance to be inspired by foreign cities and dialogues, but also to explore all the intricate and compelling ways music can borrow from and communicate with art.
photo by Robbie Bui
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