Die Verfolgung selected by Cantando

June 14th, 2017

The Cantando string quartet has selected Jing Jing Luo’s Die Verfolgung in a from scores submitted to a competition and will premiere the work July, 4 2017 in “Arsenal” (Nizhny Novgorod branch of National Center of Contemporary Arts, Russia) and perform it in their seasonal concerts around world.


January 26th, 2017


a monodrama in 6 parts

Part 1: “Shocking”

Part 2: “Baba”

Part 3: “Ich… Ich…”

Part 4: “Sani”

Part 5: “Splitting sand at the Shadow”

Part 6: “Water in a Dream”

Jing Jing Luo, composer
David Fulmer, conductor
Jordan Rutter, countertenor
Tak Ensemble
Laura Cocks, flute
Liam Kinson, clarinet
Marina Kifferstein, violin
Ellery Trafford, percussion

Recorded Friday, November 4, 2016
Studio G, South Oxford Space, Brooklyn, NY

Presented by AOP First Chance.
Made possible through an OPERA America Discovery Grant for Female Composers, made possible through The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.


Behind the Music with Princeton Symphony

January 30th, 2016

On Saturday, January 30, 2016, Jing Jing Luo discussed Chinese culture and its influence on her art and music at The Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center.

Details on the event:


Performance at Teatro Tor Bella Monaca, April 26

April 26th, 2015


The announcement from the National opera center america/2015

April 24th, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Patricia Kiernan Johnson; PKJohnson@operaamerica.org


Seven composers awarded a total of $100,000

Discovery Grants identify, support and help advance the
work of female opera composers

New York, NY—OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of Discovery Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, made possible through the generosity of The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. From among 61 eligible applicants, an independent adjudication panel selected seven composers to receive a total of $100,000 to support the development of their opera compositions.

The recipients of Discovery Grants are Kitty Brazelton for The Art of Memory, Laura Karpman for Balls, Patricia Leonard for My Dearest Friend, Jing Jing Luo for Ashima, Odaline de la Martinez for Imoinda, Kamala Sankaram for The Privacy Show, and Su Lian Tan for Lotus Lives. See below for composer biographies and summaries of their operas.

OPERA America has awarded nearly $13 million over the past 30 years to Professional Company Members in support of new American operas. Fewer than five percent of the organization’s grants supporting repertoire development have been awarded to works by female composers. Opera Grants for Female Composers provide support for the development of new operas by women, both directly to individual composers and to opera companies producing their work, advancing the important objective to increase diversity across the field.

The Opera Grants for Female Composers program, launched in December 2013, is implemented in two-year cycles. The focus of the program alternates between Discovery Grants, which are awarded directly to composers, and Commissioning Grants, which are given to opera companies. This recent group of Discovery Grants initiates the second cycle of granting. Discovery Grants aim to identify, support and help develop the work of female composers writing for the operatic medium, raising their visibility and promoting awareness of their compositions. In addition to receiving financial assistance, grant recipients will be introduced to leaders in the field through a feature in Opera America Magazine and at future New Works Forum meetings and annual conferences. Supported works will be considered for presentation at future annual conference New Works Samplers.

“Through this second round of Discovery Grants, we continue our commitment to supporting talented female composers and connecting them with other artists and producers who can advance their careers,” declared Marc A. Scorca, president/CEO of OPERA America. “Our field will be strengthened by a more diverse repertoire that reflects the skill and sensibilities of these extraordinary composers. We are grateful to the Toulmin Foundation for enabling us to continue this important initiative.”

The independent adjudication panelists for the Discovery Grants included director Sam Helfrich, composer Laura Kaminsky, composer Libby Larsen, mezzo-soprano Margaret Lattimore, conductor Anne Manson and coach/conductor Laurie Rogers.

Hakka’s world premiere Dec 6th, 2014

April 24th, 2015

Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taipei, Taiwan at National Symphonic Hall on Dec 6, 2014

spirare potes spirare

January 7th, 2015

In addition, Excluded Body from Brazil has used this work for these videos…


October 30th, 2014

New Music USA and the League of American Orchestras just announced that Jing Jing Luo has been awarded for the Music Alive New Partnership Residency as the Composer-in-Residence with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra for 2015-16.

World Premiere of “Spirare” – Nov. 9

October 1st, 2014

OpenICE at The Hideout


Sun, November 9, 2014
Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

ICE’s newest member, saxophone legend Ryan Muncy, presents this concert of new music alongside ICE founder and CEO Claire Chase and ICE cellist Katinka Kleijn.  Featuring a world premiere by Jing Jing Luo, a rare work by James Tenney, and a recent work by Chicago-based composer and saxophonist David Reminick.

This free concert at the Hideout is followed by a discussion of the works presented on the show.

Jing Jing Luo: Spirare (WORLD PREMIERE), for flute and cello
Mario Diaz de Leon: Luciform, for flute and electronics
James Tenney: Saxony, for saxophone and electronics
David Reminick: Grey Faces, for saxophone

Project Lead: Ryan Muncy

OpenICE is a program designed to bring every aspect of ICE’s music-making—performances, commissions, videos, workshops, hands-on educational activities, blogs, and community gatherings, as well as ICE’s work behind the scenes—out into the open for the benefit of new audiences, all free of charge. 2014-2015 OpenICE shows are produced in partnership with the Illinois Humanities Council.

Multiple Objects

June 11th, 2014

Five short excerpts of “Multiple Objects”   Duration: 5 minutes