ALBUMS

STREYA

Debut Solo Album

Release Date: March 2, 2018

New Focus Recordings

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Violinist Olivia De Prato's debut solo album features a wide ranging collection of music for solo violin and violin and electronics. Included are works by a broad cross section of some of the most versatile and interesting composers active today: Reiko Füting, Missy Mazzoli, Taylor Brook, Ned Rothenberg, Victor Lowrie, and Samson Young.

Vespers by Missy Mazzoli nominated for 2019 GRAMMYs

REVIEWS

“playful yet precise ... Streya is musically artistically vibrant, and showcases De Prato’s diverse conception of new music.”

- i care if you listen, Read full review

“De Prato's confidence brings this challenging repertoire to colourful life, and production values are superb.”

- The Arts Desk, Read full review

“A strikingly accessible, dynamic solo album”

- New York Music Daily, Read full review

Streya is not only a fantastic debut for De Prato but also an object lesson in how to put together a solo violin record in 2018, from the selection of pieces, to the recording, and even to the artwork - kudos!”

- An Earful, Read full review

“the catalogue of virtuosic effects—slashing, picking, buzzing, bouncing off the strings—is astounding, all the more so for the lightness and delicacy De Prato folds in to sections that simply explode.”

- Beyond Criticism, Read full review

“Each of the six pieces is executed with conviction, the violinist customizing her approach to satisfy the emotional and technical demands of the material and playing with gusto, audacity, and sensitivity throughout.”

- Textura, Read full review

Best of Bandcamp Contemporary Classical: April 2018
“[De Prato] steps out on her own with this diverse program of solo works.”

- Bandcamp, Read full review

“Fans of contemporary solo violin music will find plenty here of interest, with De Prato’s excellent playing certainly making the best possible case for the works.”

- The Whole Note, Read full review

“De Prato’s interpretation [of Victor Lowrie's Streya] vividly brings out the piece’s sense of proportion and balance.”

- Avant Music News, Read full review

“De Prato utilizes extended and more conventional techniques to create very convincing musical expressions on her violin.”

- Gapplegate Classical-Modern Review, Read full review

STREYA was supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Helen F. Whitaker Fund, Aaron Copland Fund for Music & New York State Council on the Arts.

Thank you to everyone who donated to my successful Kickstarter campaign.

OLIVIA
DE PRATO
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