Greenville native Caroline Shaw became the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for music on Monday at age 30, giving a surprising twist to her simple afternoon spent just enjoying the sunshine.
Also a violinist and vocalist, Shaw received the award for “Partita for 8 Voices,” an a cappella piece she wrote for the group Roomful of Teeth, in which she sings.
Shaw, who grew up in Greenville and is pursuing her Ph.D. at Princeton University while living in New York, got the first call from a friend who works with Roomful of Teeth informing her that she won.
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