Named by NPR as one of the Top 100 composers in the world under 40, Paola Prestini is a composer and director and co-founder of VisionIntoArt, an interdisciplinary collective that has created over 70 multimedia productions worldwide. The New York Times has called VisionIntoArt “always intriguing and frequently beguiling…” and has praised Prestini’s compositions as “radiant [and] emotionally evocative.” Her music has been performed by such ensembles as International Contemporary Ensemble, The BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Chicago Symphony, and the Kronos Quartet in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Barbican Center, and The Kennedy Center. She has received commissions from Concert Artists Guild and Carnegie Hall, among other organizations. Current commissions include The New York Philharmonic, The Krannert Center, a Park Avenue Armory residency, and upcoming works at BAM and MASS MoCA. She is currently working with Roomful of Teeth, Isabelle Leonard, Rinde Eckert, Julian Crouch, Maya Beiser, Cornelius Dufallo, The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Young People’s Chorus, Michael Counts, Helga Davis for a Bric Residency, and artists Erika Harrsch, Carmen Kordas, and Ali Hossaini. She is the Creative Director for Original Music Workshop, a Brooklyn-based venue slated to open in 2015.

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