Adrianna Mateo

Solo Artist in New York

Listen to my music

Adrianna is a solo violinist, a pop-rock singer-songwriter, and an actress. The constant within her work is imbuing each artistic endeavor with methodical attention and unbound emotional investment.

As a performer, Adrianna has been hailed as a “rising artist” by The New York Times. Time Out New York praised her solo debut at the Bang On A Can Marathon as being “triumphant.” Adrianna’s live appearance highlights include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, performing at Carnegie Hall, simultaneous performances at the Met Museum and the Met Opera (in an acting role), and many international tours, including dates in Europe, South Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Adrianna is a first generation child of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese parents. Growing up, she instinctively knew she was born into a world of opportunities not afforded to her parents who had to sidestep their creative inclinations for practical realities. At 8 years old, she asked her parents for a violin, and she understood the weighty responsibility that came with the instrument. She had to make the most of the possibilities available to her through pursuing excellence in music.

With steely resolve Adrianna mastered the violin, often clocking up to 6 hours a day in the practice room. Along the way, her appetite for creativity has been voracious. She’s currently performance proficient on 6 instruments, and she draws from a diverse palette of inspirations. A select cross section of her influences include Bach, Debussy, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Taylor Swift, Jeff Buckley, John Mayer, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jesse Eisenberg.

Adrianna formally announces her pop-rock career with the ethereal epic “Coney Island.” Adrianna’s pop exudes the sweeping emotional dynamics inherent in classical music with passages that vacillate between lush strings, propulsive drums, burly guitars. “I want to make hearts race,” she says of her artistic intent.

At the core of her songs is a singer-songwriter sense of vulnerability. Her singing exudes a sweet longing – her voice is an instrument of pristine pitch and smoldering expressivity.

Sage wisdom and scrappy resourcefulness have been hallmarks of Adrianna’s creative odyssey. Many times in her life Adrianna has had a performance itinerary, but not a sure place to live. She’s couch surfed, apartment sat, and pet walked to realize her artistic ambitions. She says: “If you want something, the opportunity always shows itself to you, but it’s up to you to step through the door.”