David Tarantino, percussion
Percussionist David Tarantino has recently been noted by the Boston Globe for his “energetic rhythmic drive” in a review of the 2010 Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice marathon concert. A native of the Philadelphia area, he has performed in venues including Boston's Symphony Hall, Verizon Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Cutler Majestic Theater, and the Trocadero Theatere. As an active proponent of new music, he played in the world premier performance and recording of Elliott Carter’s percussion ensemble piece "Tintinnabulation." At the Orford Arts Centre, he participated in a seminar devoted to contemporary viola and percussion works under the direction of Kim Kashkashian and Robyn Schulkowsky. He has also been a fellow at the Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice at the New England Conservatory headed by Stephen Drury. Some of David’s orchestral experience includes performing with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Eastern Festival Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.