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Percussionist and educator Florian Conzetti has performed as soloist and chamber musician among others at Music@Menlo, CalPerformances, Stanford Lively Arts, and the Astoria Music Festival, and is featured in recordings on Innova, Albany, Other Minds, MSR Classics, and Music@Menlo LIVE labels. Florian is the principal timpanist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and founder and former artistic director of the critically acclaimed contemporary chamber music group Northwest New Music.
Florian holds a D.M.A. degree from the Peabody Conservatory, where he was a student of marimbist Robert van Sice and musicologist John Spitzer. His dissertation deals with the influence of Balinese gamelan on Western composers and he has given lectures at UC Berkeley, Stanford, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and at conferences of the College Music Society, American Musicological Society and Society for Ethnomusicology. He also holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Konservatorium für Muisk in Bern, Switzerland.
Florian is an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Acticities at Linfield University, where he teaches music theory, history, world music, percussion, and chamber music. He is the founder and artistic director of the Linfield Collaborative Music Ensemble, an ensemble dedicated to commission, perform and record new works by Linfield composers.