“Surely no one could coax more passionate feelings and rainbow of colors out of the instrument. Parodi’s pianistic sense and delivery go way beyond creative. Words that come to mind while listening include imaginative, courageous, dynamic, passionate, gutsy, pensive, restrained, and euphoric. I’m thoroughly entranced by the whole experience.” – Mark Vail (Oxford College Press)
Starr Parodi's compositions and performances are inspired by the resonance of the world in which we live.
Starr's work has been featured on NPR, KCRW and iHEART Radio, and in numerous films, television series and iconic movie trailers. Her darkly innovative production/arrangement of the JAMES BOND Theme (RIAA Gold Record) was credited by Forbes magazine as "reinventing the modern action movie trailer."
As a multi award-winning composer, Starr creates works for all media and the concert stage. Starr is the first woman to have her orchestral works performed in the 85 year history of the Laguna Pageant Of The Masters, where she is currently a featured composer.
As a solo artist, Starr recently released a neoclassical album THE HEART OF FRIDA, which celebrates the life, art and courageous spirit of beloved Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Starr's album won awards for Solo Piano Album of the Year from both International Radio Broadcasters and Solopiano.com.
In 2017, as part of "The Women in the World Summit," the NY Times invited Starr to Lincoln Center to conduct “To All The Little Girls,” a musical performance she produced which celebrates the potential of young women.
Starr first entered the public eye playing nightly as part of the house band on the hit late-night Arsenio Hall Show.
A trailblazer onstage and in the studio, Starr sits on the board of the Alliance for Women Film Composers. She's widely recognized as a leader in expanding the reach of women in the arts as a composer, producer, performer and cultural visionary.
“If you listen closely you can hear the ghosts in her music.” – R.J. Lannan (Zone Music Reporter)
HIGHLIGHTS & PARTIAL CREDITS
Some highlights of Starr’s groundbreaking career include: co-producing “To All the Little Girls” music video with multi Oscar winning filmmaker Terry Sanders, and being invited by the NY Times & Tina Brown Media to conduct the orchestra and bring it’s performance to Lincoln Center for “The Women in The World 2017 Summit”. Starr performed at the Kennedy Center for President Bill Clinton’s inauguration and for several years, she performed nightly on the late night television hit, The Arsenio Hall Show. Together with scoring/production partner, Jeff Eden Fair, Starr’s innovative breakout production of the James Bond Theme received an RIAA Gold Record, and this iconic work is widely acknowledged as being highly influential in recreating the modern action film trailer to its current form. (Forbes Magazine – April 2015).
Partial film trailer composition/production credits include – James Bond, The Peanuts Movie, Bad Santa 2, Harry Potter – The Deathly Hallows Pt.1, Dream Girls, The Last Samurai, Mission Impossible 2, A Night At The Museum, X-Men 3, Zoolander, The Last Holiday, War of the Worlds, United Artist Logo, Star Trek Nemesis. Television scoring credits include – The Starter Wife (Debra Messing), The Division (Jon Hamm, Taraji P. Henson), Transformers: Rescue Bots, GI Joe: Renegades. and numerous award winning television films. Film credits include – Bert Stern: Original Mad Man, Conversations With Other Women (Helena Bonham Carter/Aaron Eckhart), Ghostworld (Scarlet Johansson, Steve Buscemi), New Line Cinema’s High Roller (Michael Imperioli), Rysher’s The 18th Angel (Stanley Tucci).
Starr is currently creating commissioned original orchestral works for The Laguna Festival of Arts-Pageant of the Masters production at the Irvine Bowl in Laguna Beach, CA.