Sugar Vendil is a New York-based pianist and multidisciplinary artist lauded for “leading the unlikely intersection of classical music and new fashion” (The New York Times). A second generation Filipino-American, her artistic practice is strongly focused on rigorous discipline as a musician and multidisciplinary performance that integrates music, movement, and fashion, and unconventional approaches to the piano.
Vendil was a 2017 Summer Labs Artist in Residence at National Sawdust and a 2016 Fellow in the Target Margin Institute for Collaborative Theater Making. Other residencies include Earthdance (E|MERGE Multidisciplinary Residency), the A-Z West Wagon Station Encampment, and Arts Letters & Numbers. In summer of 2018 Vendil will be in residence at Yaddo, and with her collaborator Trevor Gureckis at Avaloch Farm. She is the founder of The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP), a music ensemble that collaborates with fashion designers for its performances.
Vendil is an advocate of the oxford comma, is obsessed with her cat Coco, and has an excellent memory.