Adrianna Mateo cuts a singular profile across the music industry as a rare triple-threat artist: solo violinist, singer-songwriter, and actress. She is known for her depth, nuance, and appeal to both commercial and classical audiences. She has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, opened for Alicia Keys, concertmastered on Broadway, sung her songs for more than 40,000 people at MCU Park, and acted onstage at the Met Opera and on camera in HBO's "Succession."
Her most recent projects include performing as a featured solo violinist to a sold-out Carnegie Hall with conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya & the Refugee Orchestra Project (for Amjad Ali Khan, India at 75 Celebration), as the solo violinist with the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus in her West Coast debut (staged choral opera premiere of "Tomorrow's Memories" by composer Matthew Welch); as the solo violinist in the rock band for the Broadway-bound musical, "A Walk on the Moon" (music team includes AnnMarie Milazzo and Andy Einhorn), and as a solo violinist with Met Opera assistant conductor Jonathan Cameron Kelly (Prokofiev's Violin Sonata No. 2); both acting in and music-directing "Specially Processed American Me," which was featured in the New York Times and sold out its theater five times in a row (dir: Karim Muasher and Jaime Sunwoo); and performing original songs at the Dramatists Guild Foundation's new location opening (lineup included Andrew Lippa and Max Vernon) and at the Signature Theatre through Musical Theatre Factory.
Adrianna is currently preparing for a couture collaboration with Emmy Award-winning fashion designer Alan Gonzalez for a private collection showing (September 2023) while maintaining an active performing, recording, and filming schedule.
Since March 2020, Adrianna premiered an original visual single, "Love Disconnect," on the same lineup as musical legends Alan Menken, Desmond Child, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Erika Ender, and Joshua Bell (Kaufman Music Center livestream gala); finished a studio single with a Grammy Award-nominated team whose credits span Michael Jackson to Björk; originated the role of Marilyn/Okinawa Mukbang Eater in "Specially Processed American Me" (by Jaime Sunwoo, dir. Karim Muasher and Jaime Sunwoo) in a female-, Asian-American-led production; was featured in the Music Spotlight of 25A Luxury Magazine's John Lennon Cover edition, performed and workshopped virtuosic solo violin works for the Juilliard School's Evening Division; and performed a solo set of original songs at Joe's Pub on an all-AAPI lineup, hosted by actress-comediennes Kate Rigg and Olivia Oguma. Adrianna's pre-pandemic schedule included concurrent stage runs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (for the NYC premiere of a violin concerto written for her) and the Met Opera (acting).
Elegant and edgy, Adrianna's aura lends itself to a dizzying array of projects: she has premiered a violin concerto written for her backed by a fifty-piece orchestra (composer, Mitchell McCarthy), made her Broadway debut in "Tootsie," performed her original songs at MCU Park for more than 40,000 people (Brooklyn Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk), acted in HBO's "Succession," played solo violin on CNN and at the United Nations General Assembly (Refugee Orchestra Project), sung on MTV, and performed her music with a full live band at Joe's Pub (Musical Theater Factory's People of Color Roundtable). She has also opened solo for Alicia Keys at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, performed originals at Rockefeller Center's Rainbow Room, and both co-produced and tracked her soon-to-be-released single “Skin Hunger” at Jungle City Studios. Her music, supported by composer Nico Muhly and praised by Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum producer Bob Power, is announced first via her newsletter and is available on all major online music distributors.
Charismatic both on camera and onstage, Adrianna regularly films and performs throughout - and beyond - her hometown, New York City. She has sung on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, improvised violin at the TimesCenter for tech blog Engadget, performed on stage for multiple runs at the Metropolitan Opera (actress, international HD broadcast with Anna Netrebko) and Metropolitan Museum of Art (music director-curator and solo violinist), performed at the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon (solo violin - that year's only solo artist on a lineup that included Meredith Monk), recorded for Philip Glass, and performed on tour internationally (Southeast Asia, South Africa, Europe, North America), earning her acclaim from both the New York Times and TimeOut New York.
Adrianna has more than ten years of teaching and conducting experience. A young faculty hire at the Kaufman Music Center, she mainly taught at Face The Music, where she started and developed the songwriting program (guest artists included Helen Park, Lynzy Lab, and Spencer Battiest & Doc Native) and coached gifted string quartets for performances at Carnegie Hall and National Sawdust (guest artists included the Kronos Quartet and ETHEL). Adrianna’s formative musical experiences include performing her Carnegie Hall debut on piano at eight years old, writing new songs every day for a week at the Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project, and regularly immersing herself for hours in her dad's music collection, which featured the Mateo family's Three B's: Bach, Barbra Streisand, and Billy Idol.
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
- Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
- THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
- THE DRAMATISTS GUILD
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