A native of Uruguay, Pablo Rieppi lives and works in New York, where he is a member of The New York City Ballet Orchestra. The Houston Chronicle wrote, "Pablo Rieppi sparked a lot of buzz at intermission with his ability…he was rock solid no matter what position he had to contort into to play."
In the last two decades Mr. Rieppi has performed a wide range of music with some of the world’s leading artists and ensembles including New York Philharmonic, Speculum Musicae, New York New Music Ensemble, DaCapo Chamber Players, American Symphony Orchestra, The New York City Opera, Manhattan Sinfonietta, New York Percussion Quartet, Perspectives Ensemble, VisionIntoArt, and numerous others. He has performed under Pierre Boulez, Sir Colin Davis, Loren Maazel, Riccardo Muti, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, David Robertson, Alan Gilbert and Kurt Mazur, 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.
Mr. Rieppi has extensive experience on Broadway having performed in The King and I, Legally Blonde and West Side Story, among others. He has recorded numerous television ads and shows, new compositions and standard repertoire with several ensembles, and many feature film scores including Zoolander II, Hale Caesare!, Noah, and The Good Shepherd. He 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.
Equally dedicated to education, Mr. Rieppi is a faculty member at The Juilliard School in the Pre-College Division, and has held positions at SUNY Purchase College, Columbia University and Hofstra University. He has been a teaching artist with the Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar, Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic and The American Composers Orchestra, has given numerous percussion master classes and clinics in the U.S.A and abroad, and teaches online internationally. He is director of the Summer Percussion Seminar at Purchase College, an invigorating two-week percussion program for high school musicians.
Mr. Rieppi has a Masters Degree and Professional Studies Certificate from The Juilliard School, and a Bachelors 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. A second snare drum method book is forthcoming. Pablo Rieppi proudly endorses Innovative, Yamaha and Zildjian instruments.
You find out more about Pablo through his podcast interview on The TrapSetwith Joe Wong by clicking here.