After picking up the violin at the age of five, Adriana attended Denver School of the Arts as a member of their orchestra, jazz and mariachi band, and played with the Denver Young Artist Orchestra and the Colorado Sinfonia.
When she turned 18, Adriana headed east to New York City, where she’s currently based. Living in New York has fostered her love of music, culture, travel, and inspired adventures to far-off lands from Turkey to China. In 2011, she trekked to the remote reaches of Romania to hunt down a Stroh violin—a violin missing its wooden body that projects its sound through a horn—capturing the entire adventure on film.
Professionally she got her start arranging jazz standards for big bands, and more recently she arranged and recorded string parts for Jim James of My Morning Jacket and Mass Gothic. She’s performed with a variety of musicians, from Pharell to Beach Fossils, Santigold to Steven Van Zandt.
Adriana has been currently programming music for Atlas Obscura creating her own music series; Concert In the Catacombs and has helped design one-of a-kind evenings such as Into The Veil and The Great Forgotten Garden Party. This past summer she also produced and created an immersive musical experience in Venice, Italy.
Adriana hopes to continue collaborating with other musicians—at home and abroad—and to connect with the cultures and people behind the music.