Growing up in a family of distinguished musicians, the origin of musicianship for Francesca dePasquale was dictated through the language of the works heard in her home and in the concert halls. Her self-titled debut album takes works associated with this language, such as the Bach Partita no. 2 in D minor and Schumann Intermezzo, and contrasts them against works that represent her artistic exploration, including Messiaen Theme and Variations, Bartók Rhapsody no. 1, and a new commission from composer Paola Prestini for violin and electronics. Oceanic Fantasy by Paola Prestini shows the contemporary exploration of Southern Italian songs through a distinctive language of field recordings, sound samples, and solo violin, resulting in an immensely personal work. Francesca will be joined by pianist Meng-Chieh Liu, who also joined her on the recording.