Pablo Rieppi

Pablo Rieppi's Biography

A native of Uruguay, Pablo Rieppi lives and works in New York, where he is a member of The New York City Ballet Orchestra. In 2013, he was appointed percussionist of the Composers Conference in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

In the last two decades, Pablo has performed a wide range of music with some of the world's leading artists and ensembles including New York Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Opera, Speculum Musicae, New York New Music Ensemble, Da Capo Chamber Players, American Symphony Orchestra, New York City Opera, Manhattan Sinfonietta, New York Percussion Quartet, Perspectives Ensemble, VisionIntoArt, and numerous others. Pablo has performed under Pierre Boulez, Sir Colin Davis, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, David Robertson, Alan Gilbert, and Kurt Masur; as well as 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.

As a soloist, Pablo has premiered several percussion works at The Riverside Church of New York‘s Chapel Chamber Music Series.

Pablo has performed in numerous Broadway shows including The King and I, Legally Blonde, and West Side Story. He has recorded numerous feature film scores, television advertisements, and new compositions with several ensembles.

Pablo wrote 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 the original composition KulaN, have been performed in Europe and the United States.

Pablo is Lecturer in percussion at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, and is a faculty member at the Juilliard Pre-College Division. He has been a teaching artist with the Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar, Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic, and The American Composers Orchestra; given numerous percussion master classes and clinics; and teaches online internationally. He is director of the Summer Percussion Seminar at Purchase College a highly successful and invigorating two-week percussion program for high school musicians.

Pablo has a master's degree and a professional studies certificate from The Juilliard School and a bachelor's degree from George Mason University. His book Snare Drum Technique: Essential Basics for Daily Practice is a popular method book, and was featured in the March 2015 issue of Percussive Notes.

Pablo confidently endorses Yamaha music instruments.

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