ABOUT THE ARTIST
Arielle is a multifaceted artist whose inspiration constantly seeks balance among visual, sonic, and physical elements. Forging a dynamic career in music, dance, art and fashion, she explores the convergence and interdependence of many art forms while striving to achieve the aesthetic pleasure of striking form, high impact, and refined contrast. Being a collaborative harpist and contemporary music aficionado, Arielle enjoys commissioning and performing new works by composers across the globe, and has played over 75 world premieres.
Arielle’s musical pursuits began when she was 4 years old. She studied piano, theory, voice, and composition before taking up the harp at age 12. Arielle graduated with her Bachelor of Music with Scholastic Standing and her Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where she studyed with Nancy Allen, principle harpist of the New York Philharmonic. She was a recipient of the Jerome L. Greene Fellowship, Alumni, and Hobin Harp Scholarships and served as Teaching Assistant for both the harp studio and Literature & Materials of Music department.
In addition to music performance, Arielle co-founded The Pearling Principle, a fusion dance collective, where she teams up with Brendan Patrick McGlynn, Andrea Gia, and other NYC-based dance and visual artists to explore improv-based partnering and multi-disciplinary offerings in non-traditional settings. Their site-specific pop-up performances are often set to a diverse range of live and recorded music in various locations all over the city. Arielle is also a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology and designs independently for a diverse range of fashion and costume projects.