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Giddens, Rhiannon

Rhiannon Giddens

(Greensboro, North Carolina)

2023–24 Season: Co-composer and Librettist. Omar

Recent and Upcoming: Omar (Spoleto Festival USA, LA Opera, Boston Lyric Opera); You’re the One (Nonesuch Records); Black Lucy and The Bard (Nashville Ballet, PBS Great Performances); appearances in Ken Burns’ Country Music miniseries (PBS); Red Dead Redemption 2 game; My Music with Rhiannon Giddens (PBS); Aria Code podcast (WQXR)

MacArthur Fellow “Genius” grant recipient 2017

Grammy Award for Best Folk Album (They’re Calling Me Home)

Grammy Award for Traditional Folk Album (Genuine Negro Jig)

Pulitzer Prize for Music (Omar)