Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and the Atlanta Opera, libretto by Brenda Shaughnessy, Choreography by Jerron Herman, Impact Producers EnactLab.
Cello grand opera inspired by Hemmingway. Libretto by Royce Vavrek, direction by Karmina Šilec, produced by Beth Morrison Projects. Workshop and premiere, The Croatian National Theater.
Piano Concerto for Awadagin Pratt, Roomful of Teeth and A Far Cry.
Solo Violin and Electronics, commissioned by Michael Lim
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.
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.
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 string orchestra and solo cello. Paola Prestini and Tanya Tagaq.
Written during the pandemic for the Young People's Chorus and their amazing AloneTogether Project
Solo piano commissioned by Min Kwon for America/Beautiful Project.
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.
Grand opera commissioned by Minnesota Opera. Libretto by Mark Campbell, direction by Eric Simonson, based on the novel by Kate Di Camillo.
In progress. Eco-Cantata film, music, conservation, education. Murat Eyuboglu, filmmaker.
For soprano, cello, and electronics. Libretto by Brenda Shaughnessy
For baritone and cello
for solo tenor saxophone
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 Amanda Gookin for Forward Music Project. Solo cello and electronics.
Commissioned by Anthone de Mare for LIAISONS 2020. For solo piano.
For SSA choir. Biking Through Time is a work written for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus inspired by Maria Popova's Brain Pickings.
for string quartet
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 Michael Straus for Suzi Digby and the ORA Singers. For mixed choir.
Commissioning project with Brooklyn Youth Chorus for Silent Voices II. For a cappella children’s chorus.
Commissioned by Allison Loggins-Hull. For flute and piano exploring the duality of being a mother and artist.
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 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.
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.
Commissioned by Friends of Madam Whitesnake. Libretto by Cerice Jacobs, direction by Michael Counts, video by S. Katy Tucker, produced by Beth Morrison Projects.
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.
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.
Commissioned by the Krannert Center. House of Solitude for solo violin and electronics.
Solos for violin, viola, cello, and double bass.
Commissioned by Francesca de Pasquale. For solo violin.
Commissioned by the Krannert Center. Room 35 for solo cello 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 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 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.
Song Cycle for soprano and piano. Commissioned by Young Concert Artists for Sarah Wolfson.
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.
A work for soprano, cello and electronics. Multimedia available.
Commissioned by WNYC. Song cycle for soprano, clarinet, string trio, percussion, and electronics.
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.
Solo piano written for Speranza Scappucci.
for solo cello.
For brass quintet. Commissioned by The Monumental Brass Quintet for the Women’s Commissioning Project, Washington, D.C.
solo for marimba.
Viola solo for Melia Watras.
Opener for orchestra. Please email for rental inquiries.
For solo violin.
Double String Quartet. Premiered at the Juilliard School.
Work for orchestra. Please email for inquiries.
For brass quintet. Premiered at The Juilliard School.
for mezzo-soprano, clarinet, and piano
for brass quintet