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Born in Queens, New York, of Italian and Korean heritage, she began playing the violin at the age of three and played her first concert with an orchestra at six years old. She was classically trained at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music.
She was the concertmaster with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) on their Christmas Season Tour in 2003. After her tour with TSO, Micarelli joined Josh Groban on his Closer Tour as a guest soloist and concertmaster.
In 2004, Micarelli released her first album Music From A Farther Room, executive produced by Groban. It is a blend of classical pieces and familiar pop songs, including Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", David Bowie's "Lady Grinning Soul" and David Foster's "To Love You More". In May 2005, Micarelli opened for West End singer Michael Ball. In October and November 2005 and most of 2006, she toured the United States with Jethro Tull. In 2007, Micarelli toured with Josh Groban again to promote his album Awake, and completed her second album, titled Interlude.
In 2008, Micarelli toured with trumpeter Chris Botti. While on tour with Botti in July 2009, Micarelli injured her left hand badly enough to affect her ability to play. Her rehabilitation was successful, and she was soon playing again, as the numbness in three of her fingers slowly subsided.
Micarelli also had a role in an episode of WGN series Manhattan in 2014.
- Music from a Farther Room (2004)
- Interlude (2006)
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