Isabella D’Angelo is a Belgian-American composer living in Zurich, Switzerland. Her multicultural experience has impacted her music and has led to a wide musical taste ranging from Shostakovich to Ella Fitzgerald to Alexandre Desplat to Greek folk, as well as a love of using world music flavors in her compositions.
Isabella began studying classical violin at age three and composing at age 12. At age 17, her work for full orchestra, The Tempest, was performed live at Merkin Hall in New York by the Face the Music Symphony, of which she was concertmaster.
Her time at Berklee College of Music led to a new set of transformative experiences. In May 2017, her work for piano four hands Meditation (movement 1) was performed by Kevin Leahy and Judy Nie as a part of the Society of Composers Spring Concert. Isabella was a part of the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra performing the Lord of the Rings score at Boston Symphony Hall, a concert attended by composer Howard Shore. During the summer of 2017, she interned under the New York City-based composer Kevin James. She also performed at the International Folk Festival with the Berklee Greek ensemble and vocalist Erini Tornesaki at the Berklee Performance Center. In 2019, she scored Yaëlle Amar’s master’s thesis short film, Life on a Tropical Island.
Isabella graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2019, majoring in Film Scoring and studying violin with Beth Cohen, an expert in various folk music traditions from around the world.
Her current project, Catholic Kids Media, is an effort to combine her creative talents and her Catholic faith by creating a weekly video homily for children. She writes, animates, narrates and scores entirely original videos for young audiences. The channel has over 3.5 million views and supporters around the world.
Artists who have worked with Isabella trust her to realize their vision and enjoy her highly collaborative working style.
In the future, she hopes to continue to grow as a Catholic, a musician, and a composer, spreading beauty in the world.
Recording session at Berklee's Studio 3 ~ 7/18/19