Pablo Rieppi, Percussion

Pablo Rieppi performs a wide range of music with some of the world’s leading artists and ensembles. He is a member of New York City Ballet Orchestra, regularly performs with New York Philharmonic and is percussionist, music director and a composer of the internationally acclaimed multimedia collective VisionIntoArt. He has performed or collaborated with some of the world’s greatest conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Sir Colin Davis, Loren Maazel, Riccardo Muti, David Robertson, Alan Gilbert and Kurt Mazur, and with such world, jazz, classical, rock and R&B luminaries as Joe Zawinul, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Paquito D’Rivera, ,Joshua Bell, Roger Daltrey, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Mike Keneally and Dhafer Youssef.

Pablo has performed in the Broadway orchestras of Beauty and the Beast, The King and I, The Sound of Music, Swan Lake, Oklahoma, Nine, Dance of the Vampires, Thoroughly Modern Milly, The Frogs, Pacific Overatures, Little Women, Lestat, Fosse, Legally Blonde and most recently, West Side Story. He has recorded numerous film scores (including The Brave One, The Good Shepherd, Cassanova, The Storm and You’ve Got Mail, among others), television ads and new compositions with several ensembles.

Pablo composed music for the soundtrack of Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story,which won numerous prizes at several film festivals. His percussion and electronics piece “Rage and Peace” was performed by the New York University Percussion Ensemble and at The Aspen Music Festival in 2007. His arrangements and compositions have been performed by VisionIntoArt in Italy and Belgrade, and in New York City at The Whitney Museum of American Art and PS 122 Performance Space.

Pablo is on the faculty of SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, The Juilliard Pre-College Division and Columbia University where he teaches private lessons, Orchestral Repertoire Class and Hand Drumming Class. He has been a teaching artist with Carnegie Hall, The New York Philharmonic and The American Composers Orchestra.  Pablo holds a Masters Degree and Professional Studies Certificate from The Juilliard School, and a Bachelors Degree from George Mason University.

His book Snare Drum Technique: Essential Basics for Daily Practice is published by Bachovic Publications.

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