Corinna Da Fonseca-Wollheim

Corinna Da Fonseca-Wollheim

Music Critic

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim is an award-winning music critic (New York Times, Wall Street Journal) and cultural entrepreneur. Her work has been honored with the 2021 Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Criticism, the 2015 Communication Prize at Mondomusica Cremona and a residency at the American Academy in Rome. She is the founder and artistic director of Beginner’s Ear, an innovative program of deep listening events that has brought live music and meditation to diverse audiences in spaces ranging from Lincoln Center to a federal prison in Brooklyn. Born to German parents in Brussels, she holds degrees from the University of London, the University of Sussex and Cambridge University, where she obtained a Ph.D in Italian literature.

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