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Patrick Soluri


"Patrick Soluri has written a powerful score - beautifully played and filled with lush strings –
that builds to a blazing ending." - July 27, 2013

“a colorful score by Patrick Soluri...”
JENNIFER DUNNING: dance review, “What Do we Do about Mother”
New York Times - March 26, 2007

“The choreographic drama was enhanced by Patrick Soluri's restless score…”
JACK ANDERSON: dance review, “Madame X”
The New York Times - April 10, 1999

“The seven sections of Mr. Soluri's score… had a compressed sophistication.”
ANNA KISSELGOFF: dance review, “Ngoni”
The New York Times - October 10, 1997

“Talk about up-and-coming, and you’re probably talking about Patrick Soluri...”
The Bergen Record - October 7, 1997


"He is the most talented young American composer working today..."
FRANCIS PATRELLE - Choreographer & Artistic Director, Dances Patrelle
Commissioned and choreographed ballet scores: "MADAME X" (1999/2004), “WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT MOTHER?” (2007), "MURDER AT THE MASQUE" 2009 and "FANCY NANCY" (2009) as well choreographer of "NGONI" (1997).

“Thank you for the gorgeous score. It was wonderful to dance to!”
JENIFER RINGER - Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet
Principal role as Mother in “WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT MOTHER?” (2007)

"Patrick Soluri is certainly a composer of true potential, with a deeply felt melodic gift.  He has an original, theatrical, deeply musical voice; he is capable of wonderful, imaginative work, work for the future."
Maestro GARY THOR WEDOW - former Conductor & Chorus Master at New York City Opera; currently with Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Seattle Symphony, Wolf Trap Opera. Juilliard School Facutly. Maestro Wedow conducted Soluri's “A DIALOGUE ON TIME UPON THE NEW MILLENNIUM” (1999).

“Patrick's music embodies the drama and passion of dance, from the depths of sorrowful yearning to the exultation of great triumph, and leaves you with a feeling of enlightenment.”
SANDRA BROWN – former Soloist, American Ballet Theater. Ballet Mistress Colorado Ballet. Performed the title role in “MADAME X” in 2004.

“Dancing to Patrick's Ngoni was an amazing experience... I lost myself in his world of music. The story is
in the music... When you hear it you can't help but become intoxicated by it. It's truly beautiful.”

JONATHAN PORRETTA - Principal Dancer, Pacific Northwest Ballet
Performed the title role in “NGONI” in 1997.

“Patrick, a real artist. Your music moved me to tears!”
DEBORAH DAVIS - Author "Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X"
Patrick Soluri and the ballet score of Madame X were cited in the afterward of “Strapless” on pg 261.

Response to the score for “Murder at the Masque: Casebook of Edgar Allan Poe ” - April 2009

“lost in Patrick Soluri's gorgeously haunting music…”
Off-Center -

“Patrick Soluri’s music set that tone perfectly…”
Swan Lake Samba Girl -

“The musical score was well integrated into the drama and choreography. Soluri provided lovely, hummable melodies to dance to and appropriate discordant moments for the drama.”
Haglund's Heel -

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