Origin: New York
Genre: New Classical, Jazz, Experimental and Folk.
Years Active: 2012 - Present
Official Websites: ConcettaAbbate.com
“Concetta’s music is a great example of contemporary virtue."
- RadioAktiv Italy
Concetta Abbate is a classically trained violinist turned improviser and composer. Grammy.com describes her original performances as a mix of “Violin and delicate vocals that float between the worlds of Modern Classical, Neo-Folk, and poignant and poetic verse”
She has performed with ensembles in NY including PARK Quartet, Femmelody Chamber Music Collective and the Creative Music Orchestra. Her studio albums of her original music span genres of New Classical, Jazz, Experimental and Folk.'
Her music for Dance and Film scores have been performed at Lincoln Center, the Fashion Film Festival of Milan as well as Theatre for the New City. Notable music composition residencies include TAKT Gallery in Berlin (2016 and 2018) as well as the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva Island, Florida (2019). She has scored music for choreographers Wendy Osserman (WODance), Sheena Annalise (Arch Contemporary Ballet) and for film maker Vera Comploj.
She leads a chamber ensemble called CACEnsemble (Concetta Abbate Chamber Ensemble) which performs her original music. They have performed at the New Music and New Ideas Festival, the Ambient Chaos series, the Park Church Co-op Summer Festival, PS 109 El Barrio's Artspace and the Dimenna Center for Classical Music.
In 2014 she founded a Music Ed program called Teacup Music which provides sliding-scale music lessons to students in Brooklyn. Her teaching work has received funding from Brooklyn Arts Council, The Roothbert Fund and the Charles Mayer Foundation.
Concetta is a voting member of the Grammys Recording Academy. She holds degrees in Music, Education and Cultural Studies from Smith College (BA) as well as Columbia University (MA).