Isabella wrote her first poem about the birds and the bees (literally) at the age of 8 in 3rd grade science class. Around this time, she also began taking classical piano lessons and fell in love with the instrument. At thirteen, she wrote her first song – about a boy. (She would later realize she had no idea what she was talking about.) Throughout high school, Isabella continued to consider herself a classical pianist, not a singer-songwriter.
It was college that gave her the opportunity to explore new possibilities. After a well-received debut performance at Stanford’s freshman year talent show, she went on to perform around campus, including opening for 8-time Grammy-nominated R&B artist Jazmine Sullivan. She spent many late nights in the dorm common room, singing and composing softly at the piano. Finally, during a semester abroad in Paris, free from academic pressure and frolicking in the countryside, she had to admit that music was what made her happiest. And so, she continued to write and perform after graduation while working as a management consultant in Los Angeles.
Today, she continues to achieve growing recognition -- LA Music Blog describes her as "poised for induction into the illustrious modern female singer-songwriter pantheon alongside the likes of Ingrid Michaelson, Norah Jones, et al.... with her Broadway-ready vocals and knack for poetically cerebral yet quirky lyrics." She has also placed as a Top 5 Finalist internationally in the 2013 Kauai Music Festival Songwriting Competition, and has performed in music venues across LA, including the House of Blues and the Viper Room.
A some-time rapper, full-time frolicker, Isabella writes songs for the thoughts that keep you up at night. Her lyrical intimacy and vocal conviction are influenced by the likes of Bon Iver, Sara Bareilles, and Claude Debussy, as well as T.S. Eliot, Maya Angelou, and Anne Sexton.
Her favorite mathematical symbol is the closed line integral, which incidentally looks a lot like a musical treble clef -- after all, music is integral to her life. She enjoys puns, penguins, and photosynthesis.
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