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Patrick SoluriNew York City, NY
PATRICK SOLURI is a New York City based composer of music for ballet, opera and film/TV. His love of telling stories through music is evident in a large body of work for the stage, screen and concert hall.
In opera, Mr. Soluri was a finalist with librettist Deborah Brevoort for ALBERT NOBBS in the 2018 Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize and was commissioned to compose and workshop a 20-minute excerpt in September 2016.In January 2018 ALBERT NOBBS showcased as part of OPERA America’s “New Works Forum,” with two new scenes added. His one-act opera EMBEDDED, commissioned by AMERICAN LYRIC THEATER, won the 2013 Frontiers Competition at FORT WORTH OPERA (FWO), and had its fully staged world premiere in March 2014 at FARGO-MOORHEAD OPERA, followed by six performances at FWO during their Spring 2016 season where the NY Times praised “Mr. Soluri’s skillfully scored music…”Mr. Soluri is also known for his series of 10 minute comic operas which have performed around the world, and four have premiered at CARNEGIE HALL. With over a half dozen performances, his most performed short opera is the dark comedy FIGARO’s LASTHANGOVER. Premiering in Oct. 2013, FWO commissioned the sequel, FIGARO & THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. His work was also featured in the ‘2003 VOX Showcasing American Composers’ by NEW YORK CITY OPERA. In addition, Mr. Soluri’s operas have been performed by VIENNE EN VOIX FESTIVAL, NEVADA OPERA, CENTER CITY OPERA THEATER, URBAN ARIAS, OPERA ON TAP, UNIVERSITY OF ALBANY, RTB, and JUVENTAS.
Mr. Soluri has had 8 ballet scores commissioned and performed internationally, most recently a commission and eight sold out performances of JUST BEFORE NOW at Ballet de l’Opéra National de Bordeaux (France), which premiered March 30, 2017 and has entered their repertory. The same creative team, led by German choreographer Xenia Wiest, first collaborated on TO BE CONTINED (Continuum) which was commissioned and performed 18 times over two seasons to great acclaim by Staatsballett Berlin from 2009-2011, and in 2016 won the Grande Prixe / 1st prize at the Berritz International Choreographic Competition. Other notable works are: two productions of MADAME X, which included American Ballet Theater principal Marcelo Gomes; FIRE & AIR, premiered at The Kennedy Center with Mr. Soluri conducting; FANCY NANCY, based on the hit children’s books. Mr. Soluri’s ballets have been performed by STAATSBALLETT BERLIN (Germany), BALLET DE L’OPÉRA NATIONAL DE BORDEAUX (France), INTERMEZZO DANCE CO (NYC), DANCES PATRELLE (NYC), BOWEN McCAULEY DANCE, (DC) and CUYAHOGA VALLEY YOUTH BALLET (OH).
Other works include various private chamber and orchestral commissions between 2009 and 2017, including an orchestral overture commissioned by GULF COAST SYMPHONY with multiple performances in their 2014/15 season.
Mr. Soluri has also composed numerous film scores, has a vast library of music for film/TV, and a film trailer that showed on 19,000 film screens in the US. Other projects include orchestrating and arranging for the EMMY AWARD winning WONDERPETS, with Sean Lennon on the film score for ALTER EGOS, and most recently scoring the indie short HOSTILE TAKEOVER (2018). Additionally he has hundred of cues in various film/tv music production libraries (incl. SONY/ATV, ReelTracks, ScoreKeepers), which has been featured worldwide on various TV shows and networks, such as TLC, LOGO and DISCOVERY – including hit shows like NBC’s “World of Adventure Sports” and “America’s Got Talent.”
Continuum – for Orchestra, Electric Violin, and Cello (EXCERPT)
Continuum – (2009) 16 minutes
A short ballet score commissioned by the Staatsballett Berlin, one of Europe’s leading ballet companies, for dancer and choreographer Xenia Wiest’s ballet, “To Be Continued.” This ballet was featured in the Staatsballett’s program “Shut Up and Dance: Reloaded!” which premiered January 15, 2010 in Berlin, Germany at the Komische Oper Berlin, with 10 additional performances and extended into following Season for 7 more performances (total 18 performances over two seasons)