John Dante Prevedini
John Dante Prevedini (b. 1987) is a composer, educator, and public speaker hailing from Connecticut and active throughout Southern New England. Drawing upon a variety of fields of knowledge (including linguistics, the fine arts, the physical sciences, religion, and philosophy), his work aims to examine unconventional facets of everyday life through a multidisciplinary lens.
His output of over 130 musical compositions includes symphonies, choral music, solo piano music, chamber music, and operas dealing with such diverse topics as the natural environment, contemporary religious politics, and the cultural impact of social media. His public talks have covered subjects including the problem of original thinking, the role of music as a multicultural force, and how the 17th century continues to shape the future of music. His academic research has produced studies on 17th-century harmony, music composition pedagogy at the elementary school level, and the contemporary role of traditional music in the Republic of Georgia.
Dr. Prevedini holds a DMA from the University of Hartford Hartt School (in composition with minors in history and theory), an MM in composition from the University of Rhode Island, an MBA from Salve Regina University, and a BA from Connecticut College with a triple major in Music, East Asian Studies, and BCMB (Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology).
Downstream (for piano quartet)
Composition for standard piano quartet (violin, viola, cello, piano), commissioned and performed by the Avery Ensemble. Winner of Merit Award at New York’s Tribeca New Music Festival, 2018.
Awakening (for orchestra)
Composition for orchestra, performed by the Foot in the Door Ensemble.
Lyme Sonata (for solo piano, excerpt)
Selection from “Lyme Sonata” (Mvt. III: Risoluto) as featured in the opening segment (0:00-1:40) of this trailer for “Sustain: Works for Solo Piano & Percussion Instruments” (2019), released by Navona Records (catalog nv6207). Performed by Karolina Rojahn. The album, which opens with the complete three-movement sonata, is available through Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, and Naxos Direct.