Mary Prescott is a Thai-American interdisciplinary artist, composer, and pianist who explores the foundations and facets of identity and social conditions through experiential performance. She aims to foster understanding and create pathways for change by voicing emotional and human truths through artistic investigation and dissemination. Mary’s output includes several large-scale interdisciplinary works, improvised music, opera, sound journaling, film music, and solo and chamber concert works. Featured in “21 for ‘21: Composers and Performers Who Sound Like Tomorrow,” The Washington Post describes her work as “a bright light cast forward… uncompromising” and “masterfully envisioned.” Mary is an awardee of the McKnight Composer Fellowship, the NPN Creation & Development Fund, a New Music USA Project Grant, and many more. A 2023 Harlem Stage WaterWorks Artist, her other recent residencies include The Camargo Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Lanesboro Arts. Mary holds piano performance degrees from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and Manhattan School of Music and is a Steinway Artist.
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