Named by NPR as one of the Top 100 composers in the world under 40, Paola Prestini is a composer and director and co-founder of VisionIntoArt, an interdisciplinary collective that has created over 50 multimedia productions worldwide. The New York Times has called VisionIntoArt “always intriguing and frequently beguiling…” and has praised Prestini’s compositions as “radiant [and] emotionally evocative.” Her music has been performed by such ensembles as The New York City Opera, Ensemble ACJW, the Claremont Trio, and the Kronos Quartet in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Whitney Live, and Joe’s Pub. She has received commissions from the Concert Artists Guild and Carnegie Hall, among other organizations. Prestini’s music has also been featured at international festivals such as Etna Fest and Concerti Aperitivi in Italy and BEMUS in Serbia. Her co-production of 21c Liederabend was voted one of the top 10 classical concerts of the year in 2009 by Time Out New York. Ms. Prestini has written music and directed at such festivals as BAM’s Planet XX festival and the Whitney Museum Resonant Spaces festival. She is also the Creative Director for Original Music Workshop, a Brooklyn-based venue slated to open in 2014.