Meet Nuova Pratica
Nuova Pratica is an ensemble of composer-performers that believes the music of the past is an important part of the future. Born out of Juilliard’s Historical Performance program, the members of Nuova Pratica specialize not only in the performance of European baroque music, but also in its composition and improvisation.
Nuova Pratica’s aim is not only to provide audiences with new and exquisitely composed music in styles they know and love, but to explore fully the utility of these historical techniques by applying them to other kinds of music, to gain a deep understanding of the underpinnings of historical music by building upon methods to improvise it together, and to share what we find with any who are interested! By engaging this music so intimately, Nuova Pratica is doing something both intensely historical and brand new.
Who We Are
Will Copeland is a Japanese-American violinist studying historical performance. He writes historical compositions and plays music on period instruments in styles ranging from 1600 to the present day.
Manami Mizumoto started her lifelong relationship with music at age 3. She is devoted to collaboration and loves performing contemporary music and working with living composers.
Cullen O’Neil is a New York City-based cellist originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 2021 she was inducted as a Fellow of The English Concert in America and in 2022 became a member of Boston Baroque.
Ellen Sauer is a flute and recorder player currently based in New York. She grew up in a musical family in Michigan and is currently finishing a Historical Performance degree at The Juilliard School.