Greg Giannascoli

Biographical Info

Greg Giannascoli was top prize winner of the 1997 Patrons of Wisdom international young artist competition held in Toronto, Canada. He has also won a grant for a custom marimba from the Philadelphia Music Foundation, the National Music Teachers Competition, the Montpeliar Cultural Arts Society Recital Competition, and others. Greg has studied with William Moersch, Dean Witten, Donald Bick, and Leigh Stevens. He has also had coachings with Gordon Stout, Nancy Zeltsman, and Machiko Takahashi. Greg performs exclusively on the Yamaha 6000 and uses Innovative Percussion Mallets. He represents the Percussion Marketing Council, which supplies matching funds for his educational appearances. He is a faculty member at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. Reviews of Greg’s performances include: “Here was music played so well it would capture and hold anybody’s attention indefinitely.”-Classical New Jersey, “With great mastery and two mallets in each hand Giannascoli gave a true lesson with what can be done with that singular instrument.”-The National of Mexico City, Reviews of his first CD ‘Concertino’: “…elegantly phrased and sensitively performed…sails confidently through the most challenging technical passages.”-Percussive Notes. Greg’s second CD ‘Velocities’ will be out summer 1999. (Added 1999.6.21)

Categories: Marimbist, Players