Wednesday Filippo Lattanzi, Marco Pacassoni,
March 23, 2011, 8:00 pm
Kulas Recital Hall
Concert No. 231
Kenbang Suling (Duo) Gareth Farr
O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden Johann Sebastian Bach
Gavotte en Rondeau
Aria – Andante espressivo from Goldberg Variations
Syrinx Claude Debussy
Beomjae Kim, flute
After Syrinx II Richard Rodney Bennett
Jacarandia (Duo) Carlo Boccadoro
Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum from Children's Corner Debussy
Out of Sight Marco Pacassoni
Prelude in B-flat Major Bach
Rincorrendo (Duo) Pacassioni / Lattanzi
The Open Expanse Evan Hause ’90
Merlin (Duo) Andrew Thomas
Spain (Duo) Chick Corea
Armando's Rumba (Duo) Corea
Please silence all cell phones and refrain from the use of video cameras
unless prior arrangements have been made with the performers.
The use of flash cameras is prohibited. Thank you.
Filippo Lattanzi began his study of percussion instruments when he was 6 years old,
obtaining a diploma at a very young age with the highest marks and praise. He then went
to Paris where he was awarded the gold medal and the Premier Prix de la musique à
l'unanimité et félicitations four times. In 1998 Filippo was conferred – for the first time
ever, by the unanimous decision of the board – the Premier Prix Spécial de Virtuosité en
Marimba. During the same period he studied with Michael Rosen, Robert van Sice, and
Leigh Howard Stevens.
His activity as an artist has included hundreds of concerts as a soloist (in Italy,
Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Venezuela, and the
United States), with which he has combined performances in chamber music where he
plays with the NexTime Ensemble, the Arnold Schoenberg Choir in Vienna, and
the Wood Drops Percussion Ensemble (founded by Lattanzi himself).
Filippo has to his credit a large number of first-time recordings and performances
both in Italy and throughout the world, of pieces for marimba solo and music for
marimba, percussion, and orchestra composed by such authors as Bennett, Berio,
Donatoni, Drouet, Fedele, Globokar, Grisey, Ortiz, Schwantner, Takemitsu, Thomas, and
Wood (recorded for the Koch-Schwann-Aulos, NAXOS, and FORLANE labels). As a
soloist, he has produced approximately ten monographic CDs with DAD Records.
He teaches specialization courses promoted by the European Community,
the Fondazione Arturo Toscanini of Parma, the Associazione Percussionisti Italiani,
the International Music Teachers Association of Los Angeles, the Percussive Arts
Society, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the PerKumania Percussion Festival of
Paris, the Conservatorio Simon Bolivar of Maracaibo, the Conservatorio Superior de
Musica de Valencia (Spain) and many others. He is teacher and head of the percussion
department at the Conservatory “Niccolò Piccinni” in Bari.
Filippo Lattanzi only plays on Adams marimbas, Gretsch drums and Sabian cymbals,
with which he performs all over the world as an Artist Representative.
Marco Pacassoni graduated cum laude at “G. Rossini” Conservatory and in Professional
Music at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He studied with Gary Burton, Ed Saindon,
Victor Mendoza, Daniele Di Gregorio, Eguie Castrillo, John Ramsey, and Steve Wilkes.
In 2005 Marco won the award as the best jazz Italian talent at the “Chicco Bettinardi
Competition” organized by the Piacenza Jazz Festival.
Marco has played with Michel Camilo, Alex Acuna, Horacio “el negro” Hernandez,
John Beck, Amik Guerra, Italuba, Gerrison Fewell, Partido Latino, Massimo Manzi,
Massimo Moriconi, Filippo Lattanzi, Daniele Di Gregorio, Attilio Zanchi, and many
Since 2010, Marco has been an Adams endorser for vibraphone and marimba.