Annalisa Ventola is a Columbus-based composer-performer immersed in classical piano and neo-classical pop art song. From J.S. Bach to John Cage, King Crimson to P.J. Harvey, Annalisa’s repertoire is as varied and complex as her personality. Having studied at the Ohio State University under Dr. Donald Gren (a protégé of Nadia Boulanger) and establishing her own teaching studio at Whitney and Ventola Music Studios, Annalisa enjoys performing everywhere from the concert hall to the neighborhood bar to parlor spaces – wherever she can find a tuned and well-maintained piano. A powerful, enigmatic and endlessly curious world traveler, Annalisa’s lifelong fascination with comparative religion, metaphysics and parapsychology provide her with a wealth of compositional subject matter. Her keyboard virtuosity and powerful voice have been known to leave audiences stunned.
Annalisa is currently working on composing a song cycle – releasing each piece as it is produced – and not necessarily its the intended order! Early 2018 is seeing the launch of Zero – a series of sheet music, recordings, and fine art prints created with illustrator Kasandra Murray that encompasses the songs Zero, Two, Fifteen, and Eighteen along with a few choice covers that mark the beginning of this venture.
Annalisa Ventola at email@example.com