Lucia Micarelli is unlike anything heard before from a violinist/vocalist…all bound together by her trademark emotional vulnerability and technical wizardry.Born in Queens, New York, of Italian and Korean heritage, Micarelli began playing the violin at the age of three and played her first concert with an orchestra at six years old.After her tour with TSO, she joined Josh Groban on his Closer Tour as a guest soloist and concertmaster.
Not to mention, Micarelli will perform at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center on March 22 and 23, her first time ever playing a solo show in Las Vegas.“My injury gave me a newfound sense of gratitude of being able to play and how much this instrument has given me,” she says.Viewers who got a chance to see “An Evening” on television will now be able to take in one of Micarelli’s performances live and in person. Beginning in early July, Micarelli will tour the country and with stops at venues in Atlanta, Cleveland, Chicago, Milwaukee, Boston, New York and Glenside, Pa.’s own Keswick Theatre. In 2004, Micarelli released her first album Music From A Farther Room, executive-produced by Groban.
It is a blend of classical pieces and familiar pop songs, including Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", David Bowie's "Lady Grinning Soul" and David Foster's "To Love You More".
“I really never listened to anything but classical until I was about 16 or 17,” Micarelli remembers.
That is, until she started attending the Manhattan School of Music.
She suddenly met performers from a wide scope of musical tastes that left her “totally shocked,” she says.
“I wanted to explore those kinds of music, so I would sit in with bands and try to play,” she says.
Tickets for the concerts go on sale April 6 at 10 a.m. Lucia Micarelli’s upcoming tour dates: July 8 - Stanford, CA - Bing Concert Hall July 9 - Mendocino, CA - Mendocino Music Festival Sept.