Marimba and percussion artist Greg Giannascoli was a winner of the 2001 Artist International New York Recital / Young Artist Competition and was also top prizewinner of the 1997 Patrons of Wisdom International Young Artist Competition held in Toronto, Canada. He has won a grant for a custom marimba from the Philadelphia Music Foundation, the Aronfreed Solo Recital competition, the National Music Teachers Association Collegiate Artist Competition, the Montpelier Cultural Arts Society Recital Competition, and the South Orange Symphony, Rowan University, Rutgers University, and Virginia Commonwealth University concerto competitions. Greg received his DMA from Rutgers University where he studied with William Moersch, his MM from Virginia Commonwealth University where he studied with Donald Bick, and his BM from Rowan University where he studied with Dean Witten.
Greg has performed as a soloist with orchestras and in recital throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has performed recitals in Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Theatro Juarez in Mexico, the Glenn Gould Studio in Canada and at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Greg's performances have been presented on CBC and NPR radio and PBS TV.
Greg is currently teaching undergraduate and graduate applied percussion at New Jersey City University. He has presented master classes at some of the best music schools including the Julliard School and The Manhattan School of Music. Greg performs exclusively on the YM-6000 marimba and YV-2700 studio vibraphone, uses Innovative Percussion mallets and Sabian cymbals.