CHARLISSIMO has been active since 2009 as a
string arranger, live performer, and exhibiting visual artist.

 


2018

The Ayes Have It, dir. Savanah Leaf
FLUX Screening Series
the Hammer Museum, LA
featured solo violin performance

BEYCHELLA, Coachella
violinist and live performer for Beyonce

J Cole, K.O.D. album (certified gold)
vocalist, violin / viola performer, string arranger

 


2017

J Cole, For Your Eyez Only arena tour (USA)
lead violinist, string arranger, performer

J Cole, For Your Eyez Only album (certified platinum)
co-production, lead string arranger & performer

Austin Chamber Music Fest, Austin TX
billed performer, master class teacher

Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota FL
billed vocal & violin performance

The Cube @ Marjorie S Fisher Music Center, Detroit
Classical Roots Celebration

curated performer


2016

CHARLY & CHILL, solo exhibit and residency
at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery in LES, NY

paintings and musical installations for 1 month

C'mon Everybody BK artist residency, Brooklyn NY
curated performances every Tuesday for 1 month

The Roots Picnic NYC, Manhattan NY
billed performer (vocalist & violinist)

Atlanta Jazz Festival, ATL GA
billed performer

 

BAM Kids! music presentation, Brooklyn NY
two 1-hr interactive sets for children at the Brooklyn Academy of Arts

NYFW SS2017: Mara Hoffman, NYC
curated acoustic performance

University of Maryland 
Oberlin College
Johnson State College

special guest performance, original compositions

KIA x NY Times x Fake Love, DUMBO NY
sound installation featuring Charlissimo's original composition, "Lullaby"


2015

Michelle Obama Reach Higher Fashion Education Workshop x CDFA, Washington DC
guest performer, styled by Thom Browne

MoMA NY, permanent Picasso installation
(opening night)

curated acoustic performance

Perez Art Museum Miami
PopLife Social Concert Series

billed performer, vocals & violin

Isabel Stewart Gardener Museum
Calderwell Hall presentation, Boston MA

4-story music and performance art installation

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
performance & music collaboration installation

PULSE Art Fair
exhibition and performance art

Lincoln Center Out of Doors Concert Series, NYC
billed performer

Noel Pointer Youth Orchestra Foundation
20th Year celebration

transcription of original composition for students, special performance with NP Youth Orchestra

Winter Jazz Fest, Manhattan NY
featured performer

Lil Raggamuffin Creative Arts Summer Camp, 
Blue Mountains  JA

music educator

 


2014

J Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive album (certified platinum, grammy nominated)
string arranger & performer

Schoolboy Q, Oxymoron album (certified platinum, grammy nominated)
string arranger & performer

Jordan Brand 30th yr Celebration, Paris FR
special guest performer

March Pour Le Climat
Peoples' March for Climate, Paris FR

featured performer

SELF TIMER duo show with Kwesi Abbensetts
painting + photography exhibit, live performance
Brooklyn Fireproof

Opening Ceremony SS2015 Presentation
featured performer

Lil Raggamuffin Creative Arts Summer Camp, 
Blue Mountains  JA

music educator

 


2013

Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid m.a.a.d. City album (certified platinum, grammy nominated for best hip hop album)
"Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe"
(song of the year)
string composer for featured arrangement

Risa Jaroslow & Dancers at La Mama Theater, Chinatown NYC
performance & music collaboration installation