Julia Wolfe (b. 1958), New York, United States
Has composed many works for strings, from quartets to large orchestral pieces. Draws inspiration from folk, classical, and rock music.
Selected works: Cruel Sister and Fuel (for string ensemble), My Beautiful Scream (for the Kronos Quartet and Orchestre National de France), Girlfriend (for chamber orchestra and recorded sound), Vermeer Room (for the San Francisco Symphony).