Worcester Telegram: Mass Cultural Council names Shirish Korde for Fellowship Awards

May 25, 2021


The Mass Cultural Council has chosen Caitlin McCarthy and Shrish Korde, both of Worcester, among Massachusetts artists who will each receive $15,000 2021 Artist Fellowship Awards.


The awards are for "exceptional work in the disciplines of Crafts, Dramatic Writing, Film & Video, Music Composition, Photography, and Sculpture/Installation/New Genres."


Korde is a composer and professor at the College of the Holy Cross who was awarded his Mass Cultural Council artist fellowship for Music Composition. He is celebrated for "integrating and synthesizing music of diverse cultures into breathtaking works of complex expressive layers." His works have been performed by orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, The New Zealand Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, the National Polish Radio Orchestra; and ensembles such as The Boston Musica Viva, Da Capo Chamber Players, The Ensemble Modern and others.


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