For Lorenza, the greatest aspect of her professional success has been the opportunity to travel around the globe, experiencing foreign places and cultures first hand. In addition to Sheryl Crow and John Tesh, Lorenza also toured with Japanese superstar Kitaro, and pop band Ben Folds Five.
A resident of New York City, Lorenza has taken full advantage of the city's richly diverse music scene, and as a result, has developed a reputation as a sought-after session musician. In addition to Sheryl Crow, John Tesh, Kitaro, and Ben Folds Five, Lorenza has performed on stage alongside Sarah McLachlan, Stevie Nicks, and Deborah Harry of Blondie. Lorenza is also a much-in-demand session musician and has appeared on albums by artists as diverse as Tricky, Jon Anderson of Yes, Stevie Nicks, Silverchair, Christine Lavin, Kitaro, John Tesh, Sheryl Crow, and Ben Folds Five.
In addition, Lorenza Ponce is gaining quite a reputation as a solo artist. She has three solo records to her credit, Imago, Mystic Fiddler, and The Instrumentals, and was featured on the cover of the April 2002 issue of New Age Voice magazine.
The public has been quick to notice Lorenza's talents. The Boston Globe singled her out while on tour with Kitaro and wrote "The group's standout was violinist Lorenza Ponce, a classically trained talent whose playing...was spellbinding." Of her performance with Sheryl Crow they wrote that her playing, "added a simpatico poignancy and power." The St. Petersburg Times wrote of her performance with John Tesh that, "Ponce is a violin virtuoso, plucking her strings while singing on the ethereal 'Canta Domine'." The L.A. Times Syndicate called her first solo album "captivating" and went on to say, "Imago smoothly blends elements of rock, jazz and world music. In Ponce's eclectic universe, a stately passage can segue into a bouncy banjo."
With more countries and places yet to be explored, we can look forward to a lifetime of music from this unique artist.
Check out the artist's website:
1. The Vision
2. Can You Hear Me
3. Meet Me At The Wall
6. Night On Ontake Mountain
7. Isle Of Arran
9. Give It To The Sea
10. Prelude No. 4