Florian Conzetti, Acting Principal Timpani

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Percussionist Florian Conzetti studied at the Konservatorium for Musik in Bern, Switzerland, the Eastman School of Music, and the Peabody Conservatory, where he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree as a student of musicologist John Spitzer and marimbist Robert van Sice.

Conzetti is founder and co-director of Northwest New Music, a Portland-based contemporary chamber music ensemble. He has appeared at Music@Menlo (the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's summer festival), the Astoria Music Festival, CalPerformances, and Stanford Lively Arts, and has performed with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players, Meridian Arts Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, and the Bern Symphony Orchestra, among others. He has recorded for Albany and Innova Records.

Conzetti was formerly on the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of San Francisco, and currently coaches the percussionists of the Portland Youth Philharmonic Association and teaches at Portland State University and Linfield College.