University of Louisville: Louisville, Kentucky.
Master’s of Music in Composition & Theory, May 2002.
Recipient of the Moritz von Bomhard Fellowship for dramatic vocal & opera composition.
Manhattan School of Music:New York City.
Bachelor of Music in Classical Composition, May 1999.
Scholarship recipient & Dean's List.
Bennington College: Bennington, Vermont.
Undergraduate Studies 1993 - 1995
Studies: Composition, Improvisation, Percussion, Astronomy & Photography.
Rudolf Steiner High School: New York City.
Scholarship recipient, graduated with honors, 1989 - 1993.
Cited for excellence in math, science, music and art.
Composition: Aaron Jay Kernis, Tobias Picker, Nils Vigeland, Allen Shawn, Marc Satterwhite & Peter Golub
Orchestration: Giampaolo Bracali
Conducting: Kimcherie Lloyd, Giampaolo Bracali
Electronic Music: Joel Chadabe, Pierre Charvet
Percussion & Improvisation: Milford Graves, Bill Dixon, Thiago de Mello
Mark Adamo, Anthony Davis, Michael Korie and Daniel Catan - Composer Librettist Development Program 2007-2009. John Corigliano, Univ. of Louisville 2001; Ned Rorem, MSM 1998; Charles Wuorinen, Bennington College 1995
Resident Artist: American Lyric Theater’s Composer Librettist Development Program, November 2007-2009. Mentored by Mark Adamo. Public workshop at Symphony Space (Thalia) on January 7th, 2008.
Moritz von Bomhard Fellow: a two-year, non-teaching graduate fellowship focusing in opera & dramatic vocal composition at the University of Louisville, 2000-2002.
Composer in Residence: with Manhattan Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra from 1998-2000 in New York City.
AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS & HONORS
ASCAP Plus Award
2004, 2005, 2011 and 2012 - awarded by The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Included in the 2006, 2007 and 2011 Who's Who in America
as a distinguished composer.
Certificate of Recognition from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
for work as an Orchestrator and MIDI Synthesist on the 3rd season of The Wonderpets
, 2009 & 2010 Emmy winner for best music.
VOX 2003: Showcasing American Composers - New York City Opera, showcase of the opera Inferno of Dante: Canto V.
Finalist for the 2002 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composers Award.
ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop 2000 - a prestigious film scoring workshop in Los Angeles.
Margaret Fairbank Jory Grant 1998 - awarded by the American Music Center for "Fantasia for String Trio & Orchestra."
Certificate of Merit 1997 - awarded by
National Young Composers Competition for “Ngoni” for composers under 23yo.
Reviews & Press in publications such as The New York Times, Daily News, Backstage, international publications and blogs.
April 5-6th, 2013: Kennedy Center (Terrace Theater) - world premiere of score and dance piece “Fire & Air” by Bowen McCauley Dance and conducted by Patrick Soluri.
Oct. 19, 2012: Carnegie Hall (Zankel) - world premiere of short opera “Polka” by The Remarkable Theater Brigade (RTB)
Nov. 4, 2011: Carnegie Hall (Weill) - world premiere of short operas “The Tragedy of Count Alfredo: An Epic Cycle of Four Operas in Five Minutes” by The Remarkable Theater Brigade.
Oct. 1, 2010: Carnegie Hall (Weill) - world premiere of short opera “The Tell Tale Cell Phone” by RTB.
Oct. 1, 2009: Carnegie Hall (Weill) - performance of “Figaro’s Last Hangover” by The Remarkable Theater Brigade.
Additional performances, showcases & recordings by New York City Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Staatsballett Berlin, Dances Patrelle, Urban Arias, Center City Opera Theater, Juventas Ensembles, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra,Astoria Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, NuMillennium Orchestra, MSM Chamber Sinfonia Remarkable Theater Brigade, Manhattan School of Music Opera Orchestra & Opera Studio, Univ. of Louisville Orchestra.
Figaro & The Zombie Apocalypse (2013) 10 minutes
?The latest in a popular series of satirical "Figaro" 10 minute operas. This dark, operatic comedy was commissioned by The Fort Worth Opera (Darren Woods, General Director) and written for 4 voices with piano, with an alternate orchestration for string quartet and piano. World premiere October 12, 2013 in Fort Worh, Texas.
Fire and Air- (2013) 14 minutes
A dance score for string trio and orchestra commissioned and performed by Bowen McCauley Dance, and based on the last scene from "Antony & Cleopatra" by Shakespeare. Choreography by Lucy McCauley, with additional collaboration by Alan Paul - associate director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. Mr. Soluri conducted the sold out world premieres on April 5th and 6th at The Kennedy Center. Performed again in July 2013 at the DC Fringe Festival and in November 2013 at the GuongDong Festival in China.
recording not yet released
Embedded (2010 / 2012) –?One-act opera in development for chamber orchestra with librettist Deborah Brevoort. Commissioned by American Lyric Theater. Workshops: piano-vocal on Nov. 1, 2010 at Symphony Space, and orchestral on Nov. 10, 2011. Embedded was a winner of the 2013 Frontiers Competition at Fort Worth Opera, with a workshop on May 9, 2013. Embedded will receive a full production and world premiere March 28-30, 2014 at Fargo Moorehead Opera.
Continuum (2009) –? Ballet for orchestra & electric violin. Score for "To Be Continued," choreographed by Xenia Wiest and commissioned by Staatsballett Berlin for the program "Shut Up & Dance: Reloaded!" Premiered on January 15, 2010 at the Komische Oper Berlin, with 18 performances over two seasons - final performance January 3, 2011.
Fancy Nancy (2009) - Ballet for orchestra. Commissioned by Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet and choreographed by Francis Patrelle. Premiered March 13th & 14th 2010 in Akron, Ohio at the Akron Civic Theater, with two additional performance on May 8th, 2010 at Symphony Space in New York City.
Si Tu Veux (2009) – Chamber work commissioned by G. Schmidt for a private event.
String Trio #2 (2009 ) – Commissioned by M. Stephenson for a private event.
Murder at the Masque: Casebook of Edgar Allan Poe (2009) - Ballet for orchestra. Commissioned & performed by Dances Patrelle in celebration of their 20th Anniversary Season and Poe's 200th birthday. Choreography by Francis Patrelle. World Premiere April 16-19, 2009 in NYC.
What Do We Do About Mother (2007) - Ballet for orchestra, commissioned & performed by Dances Patrelle with choreography by Francis Patrelle. World Premiere March 23-25, 2007 in NYC. Cast featured Jenifer Ringer & Stephen Hanna (principals, New York City Ballet). Recorded by Manhattan Chamber Orchestra.
A Dialogue on Time Upon the New Millennium (1999) - Opera scene for soloists, chorus & orchestra. Commissioned by The Manhattan School of Music Opera Studio. Conducted by Gary Wedow of New York City Opera. Performed with orchestra, soloists and chorus November 1999 in NYC.
Madame X (1999) - Ballet for chamber orchestra. Commissioned & performed by Dances Patrelle with choreography by Francis Patrelle. Productions: April 1999, & April 2004, in NYC. The 2004 cast featured Sandra Brown & Marcelo Gomes (American Ballet Theater). Recorded by Manhattan Chamber Orchestra.
FILM & TV
?Orchestral and ballet music licensed to several non-exclusive production music libraries and used on various shows on NBC, TLC, LOGO & DISCOVERY HEALTH in the US, UK and Canada, including the hit show, "America's Got Talent" and NBC's "World of Adventure Sports."
• NCM Trailer (2013) - composed & produced music for 30 & 15sec trailers to be shown on 19,000 cinema screens in the US.
• Sing It Laurie (2013) - arranger, orchestrator & MIDI synthesist for childrens TV show produced by Little Airplane.
• Dungeons and Dragons - a documentary (2012/13) - composer of music for trailer and upcoming feature documentary.
• Alter Egos (2012) - independent feature film. Score arranged, orchestrated and produced by Patrick Soluri. Score composed by Sean Lennon.
• Carpe Noctem (2012) - independent short film / webisode with score composed and produced by Patrick Soluri.
• Confined (2010) - composer and music producer for independent short film
• Miss Mobile Home (2009) - Producer & Co-composer of music for pilot.
• Yaffa (2009) - Producer & Composer of score for short film.
• The Wonder Pets (2008) - orchestrator & MIDI synthesist for the Emmy winning 3rd season of hit childrens show.
• A Lesson in Biology (2007) - composer and music producer for award winning independent short film.
• Dead Serious (2005) - composer and music producer for independent feature film
• Sony Film/TV Music Library (2006/07) - Composer & Producer of 200+ tracks in multiple genres.
• ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop 2000 - a prestigious film scoring workshop in Los Angeles.
Fancy Nancy (2010)
Orchestral score from the ballet. Available on iTunes worldwide as well as CD Baby, Rhapsody, Napster, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and others. Produced by Patrick Soluri & released by Soluri Music.
Continuum and Si Tu Veux (2010) - released as singles on iTunes worldwide.
Murder at the Masque: the Casebook of Edgar Allan Poe (2009)
Orchestral score from the Ballet. Available on iTunes worldwide as well as CD Baby, Rhapsody, Napster, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and others. Produced by Patrick Soluri & released by Soluri Music.
Pas de Deux - Two ballets by Patrick Soluri (2007)
Featuring the ballet scores, "What Do We Do About Mother" and "Madame X."
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Richard Aulden Clark. Available on iTunes worldwide as well as CD Baby, Rhapsody, Napster, Spotify, Amazon MP3 and others. Produced by Patrick Soluri & released by Soluri Music.
ASCAP, Opera America, American Music Center, American Composers Forum
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