About this Artist
Zola Saadi-Klein is a 2019/20 fellow in the LA Phil Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program. She is 16 years old and a junior at LACHSA, where she plays violin with the LACHSA Symphony Orchestra and String and Chamber Ensembles, and studies classical voice with the LACHSA Opera Company. She attended the 2019 Montecito Music Festival for chamber/solo violin and classical voice. Zola has performed solo roles in LA Opera productions, including The White Bird of Poston, Moses, Brundibar, Friedl, and Noah’s Flood. Zola has been a member of the National Children’s Chorus since 2009, and performed in Gustavo Dudamel’s Mahler Project, a work by Tan Dun with the American Youth Symphony, and the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s The Right of Your Senses. Zola studies composition with Dr. Ian Krouse of UCLA. As a young composer, Zola is excited to share her passion for music composition with other young composers. In her free time, Zola enjoys hiking, painting, and exploring national parks.