Mattanja da Silva violin, voice, piano, guitar & Francesca Tedeschi piano, guitar & voice present an exciting program of classical, original and improvised music February 20th 5-7 5 dollar contribution at the door.
Mattanja da Silva (The Netherlands) is based in Amsterdam but has been performing classical and her original music in Europe as well as South Africa and South America. Trained as a classical singer and violinist, she created her own style of songwriting, accompanying herself on piano or guitar. Since 2008 she's been coming to New York every year for a few months, to perform her songs. This january 2011 she's also been artist in residence with New York Lyric Opera Theater, performing at the final concert at Symphony Space.
Francesca Tedeschi is a New York/New Jersey-based performance artist, writer, and fashion model, having begun as a classical vocalist and pianist at Metropolitan Opera and Manhattan School of Music.
Francesca attended Sarah Lawrence College to study philosophy, literature, and music. Also, she taught herself a bit of guitar. Francesca is influenced by classical romanticism, impressionism, blues, rock&roll, folk and jazz music, as well as geometrically-experimental improvisation and the spoken word (in whichever language). She loves all music far and wide, and collaborating with other artists towards a greater future.