The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is an ensemble that re-imagines classical and new music through interdisciplinary projects and connects emerging composers with diverse audiences. NCP was founded in 2007 by Sugar Vendil, a pianist who wanted to bring creativity and innovation to the classical music experience. Since its inception, the group has been hailed by NPR Music’s Deceptive Cadence for “putting a new face on classical music.” The group is comprised of award-winning musicians with active careers in the new music scene: soprano Amanda Hick; flutist Domenica Fossati; clarinetist Isabel Kim; cellist Mariel Roberts; and pianist Sugar Vendil. Awards include a 2011 JFund Commission in collaboration with Trevor Gureckis and an installment on Music at the Anthology’s (MATA) 2011 Interval 4.0 Series. Collaborations include music for live fashion shows, including those of CFDA-nominee Pamela Love, Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones, and others. NCP is currently pursuing large-scale projects that challenge traditional performance formats.