In both her music and photography, Roxanna Walitzki explores beauty inherent in the richer, deeper, darker parts of the human experience. Her work holds the ability to capture both simplicity & complexity in a moment.
Trained classically as a mezzo-soprano, Roxanna is an innovative artist whose musical dedication, eye for beauty, and unique aesthetic infuses her work with vibrancy and individuality. Walitzki integrates experimental elements from electronic music and sound-design into her arrangements of classical songs, producing a delicate, interesting, and edgy world of imagined sound to match her uniquely ethereal aesthetic.
An "operatic iconoclast," Roxanna employs the expressive capabilities of art video as a vehicle to keep classical music alive and current. Her performances incorporate elaborate fashion as well as expressive movement. Trained in vocal performance at NYU (M.M.) and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (B.M.), her endeavors stretch the bounds of traditional performance-practice and have been heralded as “spellbinding.”
Roxanna's photography is rooted in a love of editorial fashion imagery and figurative art. Making use of minimal settings and imaginative styling, Walitzki’s photography conveys mood and emotion through movement, form, texture, and subtle lighting choices. Honing her skills in self-portraiture and broadening into editorial and commercial work, Roxanna’s imagery dances between genres and is at once intimate & inviting, as well as distant & guarded.