As composer and performer, Susan Botti's eclectic background and experiences are reflected in her music. Theater and the visual arts play a formative role in the aesthetic of her work. Her musical explorations have encompassed traditional, improvisational and non-classical composition and singing styles. Botti is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Rome Prize, grants from the NEA, the Aaron Copland Fund, the Fromm Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts; and commissions from The Cleveland Orchestra, The New York Philharmonic and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. In many cases, she is the vocal soloist as well as composer of her works. Duo della Luna is Botti’s vocal/violin duo with Airi Yoshioka, specializing in the performance of intimate contemporary music and folk song-inspired arrangements and compositions. Their debut recording, Mangetsu, was released in 2021 by New Focus Recordings.