Paola Prestini

Paola Prestini is “the enterprising composer and impresario” (The New York Times) behind the new Brooklyn venue National Sawdust and the “Visionary-In-Chief” (Time Out NY) of the production company VisionIntoArt (VIA), home to VIA Records. Named one of NPR’s “Top 100 Composers in the World under 40,” her compositions are deemed “radiant…amorously evocative” by The New York Times, and ”luminously involving” by the Los Angeles Times. She has been commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the New York Philharmonic, and the Kronos Quartet and works frequently with Creative Producer Beth Morrison to create large scale multimedia works including The Hubble Cantata (a virtual reality space operatic experience), and Aging Magician, presented at the New Victory Theater on Broadway. New works include Two Oars with Robert Wilson and The Colorado, an eco-film cantata currently on tour in halls and film festivals.