Solo Artist in New York
Adrianna Mateo is a singer, songwriter, contemporary classical violinist, actress, and orchestral conductor. Born into a first-generation family in Maspeth, Queens (a quiet New York City neighborhood), she embodies multiple contradictions: sweet and powerful, polished and raw, unassuming and somehow completely magnetic. Her music similarly combines contrary forces - intimate vocals and muscular drums, cinematic violin harmonies and distorted electric guitars - for a rich musical experience seldom heard in today's top 40.
A live performer at heart, she most recently appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (singer), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (solo violinist), and the Met Opera (actress). She previously performed at the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon, the TimesCenter, and internationally on tour. As a conductor, she has premiered orchestral works at Merkin Hall and throughout the New York City area - often through Face the Music at the Kaufman Center, where she coaches and performs alongside artists such as Simone Dinnerstein, the Kronos Quartet, and Missy Mazzoli.
Adrianna Mateo is recording her debut album. While her primary focus is recording and performing her own music, she continues into her seventh year of composer collaborations, developing and premiering solo violin works specifically written for her.