VIOLINIST * VIOLIST * FIDDLER * TEACHER * STUDIO MUSICIAN
STUDIO PROJECT SAMPLES
2020 GRADUATION PORTFOLIO ALBUM
CASTING OFF -- The Recital Album
This album came into being as a hurried substitute for my senior recital at Berklee College of Music after the school closed in March due to the pandemic. It is a collection of tunes and songs that I would have played live with a number of friends, recorded remotely by myself and my fellow players each in our homes far away from each other. Showcasing much of what I have learned at Berklee, it is an ending and a beginning, serving as both a culmination of my four years in college and my soft debut into the professional music world. It's my first solo record, and though it may be homemade and a little rough around the edges, it is still a project that I ended up being proud of. If anything, it will be a time capsule of my time at Berklee and the crazy rollercoaster ride of the final semester of a wonderful four years.
and the Lookouts
Old Tom is an Indie-Folk band from Boston, Massachusetts, with Alex Calabrese on guitar and Cecilia Vacanti on fiddle, along with a rotating lineup of musical friends. Their lyrically driven folk music is accompanied by lush string arrangements, witty and brooding lyrics, soulful melodies, and striking harmonies, with a focus on mental health, hope and inclusivity.
Wandering Laughter is a Boston-based klezmer band that plays traditional Jewish and Eastern European folk music with a modern flair. With Taiward Wider on cello, guitar and vocals, Cecilia Vacanti on fiddle and Alex Lacava on accordion, they draw from folk traditions of a variety of cultures including Russian, Balkan, Hungarian and Polish roots music, as well as some original compositions.