Pozzi Escot was chosen as one of the five outstanding women composers of the 20th century in 1975, when her Fifth Symphony was premiered by the New York Philharmonic.
Escot is a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, president of the International Society of Hildegard von Bingen Studies, editor-in-chief of the journal Sonus, and co-author of the acclaimed books Sonic Design: The Nature of Sound and Music andThe Poetics of Simple Mathematics in Music.
Escot has performed as such venues as Carnegie Hall, Cube Ensemble-Chicago, Rome Oktoechoes Ensemble, Paris-Ensemble Intercontemporain, Russia St. Petersburg Chamber Players, Cologne Cathedral, and the Washington D.C. Corcoran Gallery.
Some select critics's reviews include:
"Escot's Fifth Symphony is a formidable mathematical construction where the resulting sounds expresses powerful excitement."-Andrew Porter, The New Yorker
"Immense excitement was created with Escot's Three Poems of Rilke."-Theodore Strongin, The New York Times
"American composer Escot's Piano Concerto perfectly fits in the vision of another great American, Charles Ives, the discoverer."-Jean-Etienne Marie, Musique Actuelle-Nice
"In the contrast between shrill dissonances and melodious harmonies, Visione 97 speaks in the most modern musical language of the beauty of God's creation."-Mainer Bistumsnachrichten
"Aria II is an epic."-Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe
B.S., M.S. course, The Juilliard School. Graduate Studies certificate, Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst. Recordings on Spectrum, Delos, Leo Records, Music and Arts Programs of America, Centaur.
Photo by Andrew Hurlbut