I’m delighted to share these reviews and features for my debut solo album. STREYA is now available on New Focus Recordings: smarturl.it/streya. On Tuesday, June 12, 6pm, I am performing a free concert at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre to celebrate the album. More info here.
“spirited violinist … soaring solo violin. De Prato … opens [Missy Mazzoli’s Vespers] with a raspy thread of tone, emerging from a haze to shift between elastic, slithery scales and punchy flourishes, gradually reaching the upper register of her instrument while a scrim of ethereal voices wafts by.” – NPR
“Taylor Brook’s spellbinding Wane enlists De Prato to overdub multiple parts in different tunings, generating a spectral richness with each element melting into one another.” – Bandcamp Daily
“Each of the six pieces is executed with conviction, the violinist customizing her approach to satisfy the emotional and technical demands of the material and playing with gusto, audacity, and sensitivity throughout.” – Textura
“The catalogue of virtuosic effects—slashing, picking, buzzing, bouncing off the strings—is astounding, all the more so for the lightness and delicacy De Prato folds in to sections that simply explode.” – Beyond Criticism
“Her technique is stunning: depending on the needs of a piece, she can deliver flash, nuance, lyricism or the kind of acidity that one often finds in the edgy kind of repertoire the [Mivos] quartet specializes in.” – New York Music Daily
“She’s the kind of player that stands out in a crowd, dazzling with her utter command of even the most demanding techniques and the sheer expressive verve she puts into the music.” – An Earful