Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and the Atlanta Opera, libretto by Brenda Shaughnessy Direction by Vita Tzykun, Choreography by Jerron Herman, Impact Producers EnactLab
Opera inspired by Hemingway. Libretto by Royce Vavrek, direction by Karmina Šilec, produced by Beth Morrison Projects. Premiere, Carolina Performing Arts & ASU. Art by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons.
Piano Concerto with string orchestra for Awadagin Pratt and A Far Cry.
Magos Herrera and Paola Prestini, together with some of the most outstanding musicians in the international contemporary scene, create an iconic album during the most devastating pandemic of our time.
Comissioned by Cabrillo Music Festival, Ravinia, Oregon Bach Festival and Louisville Orchestra. Piano concerto for Lara Downes.
Commissioned by Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts. For string quartet.
For mezzo-soprano and electronics. Commissioned by Jill Steinberg and WNET's ALL ARTS.
Monodrama for mezzo soprano, piano and electronics. Co-commissioned by the Kennedy Center, San Diego Opera, The Momentary at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Arts and National Sawdust.
The first solo album collaboration between Prestini and her husband, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, combining spoken word, movement, music, and image to explore the intersection of mind, body, and nature.
for soprano, cello, and electronics. Libretto by Brenda Shaughnessy
For baritone and piano
for solo tenor saxophone
In progress. Eco-Cantata film, music, conservation, education. Murat Eyuboglu, filmmaker.
Grand opera commissioned by Minnesota Opera. Libretto by Mark Campbell, direction by Eric Simonson, based on the novel by Kate Di Camillo.
Chamber work commissioned by The New York Philharmonic for Project 19. Words by Maria Popova, for soprano, violin, viola, cello, percussion, and fixed and live electronics.
Commissioned by Amanda Gookin for Forward Music Project. Solo cello and electronics.
Commissioned by Anthone de Mare for LIAISONS 2020. For solo piano.
for string quartet
for soprano and alto
Commissioned by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Chamber opera with libretto by Royce Vavrek and direction/design/concept by Thaddeus Strassberger, foley by Sxip Shirey.
Commissioned by Michael Straus for Suzi Digby and the ORA Singers. For mixed choir.
Commissioned by Yevgeny Kutik. For solo violin and piano.
Commissioned by Golden Hornet for Jeffrey Zeigler. For cello and electronics.
Film Score for violin, cello, guitar, percussion, piano and vocals. PBS Reframed.
Commissioned by Allison Loggins-Hull. For flute and piano exploring the duality of being a mother and artist.
Commissioning project with Brooklyn Youth Chorus for Silent Voices II. For a cappella children’s chorus.
Co-commission by the Young People's Chorus of New York City and Yale Choral Artists, for mixed choir and children's choir. Text by Royce Vavrek and live painting by Kevork Mourad.
Commissioned by Heather Fetrow and Mila Henry for Voices of Women Project. For 2 sopranos and piano. Lyrics by Mark Campbell.
Commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra. For orchestra with film by Mami Kosemura.
Commissioned by University of Nebraska Lincoln for Jonah Sirota. For solo viola and looper.
Commissioned by the UCLA Davise Fund for Inna Faliks. For solo piano.
Commissioned by The Juilliard School and the Morgan Library For The Juilliard School's Spring 2017 PianoScope Festival. For solo piano.
for solo violin
Commissioned by Bay Chamber Concerts. Cantata with libretto by Royce Vavrek, narration by astrophysicist Mario Livio, sound by ARUP, and VR by Eliza McNitt. Arias for soprano and piano exist.
Commissioned by The Met Museum and Houston Da Camera. Choral Eco-Documentary. Words by conservationist William de Boys, directed by Murat Eyuboglu. For vocal octet, cello and percussion.
Commissioned by Friends of Madam Whitesnake. Libretto by Cerice Jacobs, direction by Michael Counts, video by S. Katy Tucker, produced by Beth Morrison Projects.
A re-imagining of the traditional art song recital, 21c Liederabend combines leading contemporary composers with world-class librettists, and cutting-edge multimedia to create immersive concerts.
Solos for violin, viola, cello, and double bass.
Commissioned by Francesca de Pasquale. For solo violin.
Commissioned by the Walker Art Center and the Krannert Center. Choral Opera for singing actor, children's chorus and string quartet. Text by Rinde Eckert, direction by Julian Crouch.
Commissioned by BAM, the Young People's Chorus of NYC, and VisionIntoArt. A choral installation with text by Niloufar Talebi for children's chorus, string quartet and percussion.
An intimate and stunning chamber piece of animated theatre and live music, with two cellos, a sheet of brown paper, and a box of sand. Commissioned by VisionIntoArt and National Sawdust.
Commissioned by the Krannert Center. House of Solitude for solo violin and electronics.
Song cycle for mezzo soprano, cello and guitar; mezzo soprano and piano; and 2 mezzo sopranos, cello, guitar, and piano. Libretto by Royce Vavrek.
For string quartet and vibraphone. Premiered and written for Ian Rosenbaum and Brooklyn Rider.
Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic for the Biennale. For solo cello.
Commissioned by the Krannert Center. Room 35 for solo cello and electronics.
A re-imagining of the traditional art song recital, 21c Liederabend combines leading contemporary composers with world-class librettists, and cutting- edge multimedia to create immersive concerts.
Commissioned by the Juilliard School for Beyond the Machine. For cello and percussion and electronics.
Commissioned by Opera America for The Opera America Songbook. For baritone and piano, text by Donna Di Novelli.
Commissioned by MATA. For singing pianist and electronics.
Commissioned by Young Concert Artists and Sarah Wolfson. For song cycle piano and soprano.
Commissioned by Carnegie Hall. Folk Opera and song cycle with film. Concept and dramaturgy by Paola Prestini, libretto by Donna Di Novelli, and film by Ali Hossaini. Improvisations by Helga Davis.
Commissioned by WNYC. For clarinet (or violin), cello, and vibes. Performed by the Chicago Symphony Music Now series and at WNYC’s Greene Space.
For string quartet.
Enter the strange and beautiful world of Italian born composer Paola Prestini and Serbian composer Milica Paranosic in their newest transmedia creation, VioLens.
For clarinet, string quartet, percussion, with or without voice. Performed at the Whitney Live. For clarinet, cello and vibes. Flexible orchestration. VisionIntoArt and Helga Davis performing.
Solo for vibraphone and electronics.
For string quartet and electronics. Commissioned by the Kronos Quartet.
Body Maps is a 15′ multimedia work scored for soprano, cello, and electronics.
Commissioned by WNYC. Song cycle for soprano, clarinet, string trio, percussion, and electronics.
Solo piano written for Speranza Scappucci.
A Tough Line is a multimedia theater piece of music, dance, theater, film, and poetry based on the dramatic seizure of the Nord-Ost Theater on Dubravka Street, Moscow, October 2002.
for solo cello.
For brass quintet. Commissioned by The Monumental Brass Quintet for the Women’s Commissioning Project, Washington, D.C.
solo for marimba.
The Democrazy project is a performance series that inquires into the role of the arts in a democratic society.
Viola solo for Melia Watras.
Tucson Symphony performing. Please email for rental inquiries.
For solo violin.
Double String Quartet. Premiered at the Juilliard School.
For brass quintet. Premiered at The Juilliard School.
for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, and piano
for brass quintet