Music Connection, 5/13/22
…O’Neill and BMI EVP of Distribution, Publisher Relations & Administration Services, Alison Smith, presented the BMI Impact Award to BMI composers Amy Andersson, Miriam Cutler, Isolde Fair, Penka Kouneva, Starr Parodi and Lolita Ritmanis, in recognition of their groundbreaking artistry, creative vision and impact on the future of music with Women Warriors: The Voices of Change.
John Burlingame, Variety, 5/12/22
…Also on Wednesday, the BMI Impact Award was presented to the ensemble of female composers who scored the Grammy-winning “Women Warriors: The Voices of Change” project.
…BMI composers and lyricists Amy Andersson, Isolde Fair, Lolita Ritmanis, Miriam Cutler, Penka Kouneva and Starr Parodi will be receiving the BMI Impact Award, recognizing their profound work on Women Warriors: The Voices of Change, a GRAMMY-winning album and documentary film that has received rave reviews on the international festival circuit.
Shivani Gonzalez, New York Times, 4/7/22
The 64th annual Grammy Awards took place Sunday night after being delayed by the Omicron variant. The show was held in Las Vegas for the first time at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and Trevor Noah returned as the host. A majority of the awards were presented at the premiere ceremony, held before the telecast.
Janos Gereben, Classical Voice, 4/4/22
The 64th Grammy Awards — after a pandemic cancellation in 2020, remote approximation in 2021, rescheduled by three months because of Omicron in 2022 — finally unspooled Sunday evening, in the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden.
Women Warriors: The Voices of Change is now a Grammy-nominated album (2022) and award-winning documentary film that has been winning film festivals all over the globe in 2021
Bonnie Marcus, Forbes, 12/14/21
It started with a dream. Legendary voting and women’s rights activist, Fannie Lou Hammer, spoke to her with a clarion call to protect the sacred right to vote. That call for action motivated orchestra conductor, Amy Andersson, to begin to research the stories of the many women who dedicated their lives in the pursuit of a more equitable world, and women now fighting for social justice, human and civil rights, environmental causes, minority rights, gender equality and for the right of every girl to an education.
Stacey Hoffer 9/26/19
Amy Andersson’s vision, collaborations, and performance at Lincoln Center last week was literally one of the most spectacular performances I’ve ever witnessed.
BMI News, 9/24/19
BMI composers Amy Andersson, Miriam Cutler, Lolita Ritmanis, Starr Parodi, Isolde Fair, Mandy Hoffman and Penka Kouneva, along with composers Anne-Kathrin Dern, Sharon Farber and violinist Nathalie Bonin, paid inspiring tribute to some of the women who have changed the course of history on Friday with their stunning concert, Women Warriors: The Voices of Change. The concept for this groundbreaking event was developed by world-class conductor Amy Andersson.
Elizabeth Ann Foster, The Front Row Center, 9/24/19
Amy Andersson may have struck gold by creating Orchestra Moderne NYC. It is a great way to engage a new generation to orchestral music through the communicative power of multi-media.
Frank Daykin, New York Concert Review Inc., 9/22/19
This concert event should be required viewing at the U.N. general assembly that begins in New York on Monday; and it should be done in every high school and college domestically and worldwide…..May there be many more.
Richard Stellar, Hollyblogs, The Wrap, 9/4/19
…while women in the entertainment industry have made historic gains in representation both on and off camera, the percentage of film composers who are women has remained dismal.
Nina Pacent, BMI News, 9/4/19
Even the concert’s name, Women Warriors: The Voices of Change, evokes powerful inspirational imagery. Now, this groundbreaking live-action event promises to take that emotion to the next level by celebrating some of the world’s most compelling women at 8 PM on September 20, at New York City’s Alice Tully Hall.
Women Warriors: The Voices of Change was featured in a 12-page, exclusive in-depth article in The Score, the Society of Composers and Lyricists quarterly journal.
Sherri Daley and Mirette Seireg, Ms., 8/22/19
…women cite common concerns when working in the music industry: Their skills are discounted; they lack a viable support system in a male-dominated profession; and they are concerned about financial instability—to name a few.