Sofia Jen Ouyang (b.2001) is a composer interested in the collision and intersection between musical, literary, and philosophical concepts. Winner of BMI Composer Award 2023, Columbia University's Douglas Moore Prize 2023, The American Prize in Composition 2022, and The Juilliard School's Gena Raps Piano Chamber Music Prize 2022, Sofia is currently pursuing her bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Music at Columbia University, and studies composition with Andrew Norman and Amy Beth Kirsten at The Juilliard School. Sofia is one of eight composers selected to attend Lucerne Festival Composer Seminar 2023, a BluePrint composer fellow with National Sawdust, and a recipient of Columbia University’s Rapaport Fellowship, and her works have been selected by Serbian Composer Association's 31st International Review of Composer and Society of Composers Inc..
Sofia’s works has been performed across the US, Europe, and Asia, including in venues such as Frankfurt Opera, Lincoln Center, Columbia University's Miller Theatre, National Sawdust, New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Vienna School of Music and Performing Arts, Rockport Music Shalin Liu Performance Center, and in music festivals such as Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival, New Music On The Point, ICEBERG, and Atlantic Music Festival. She has received commissions from New York Virtuoso Singers, Columbia University New Opera Workshop, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, and pipa virtuoso Wu Man, and has collaborated with JACK Quartet, Trio Immersio, National Sawdust Ensemble, members of Philadelphia Orchestra, members of Imani Winds, members of International Contemporary Ensemble, vocalist Brittany Hewitt, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, and percussionist Sae Hashimoto, among others.