TED PILTZECKER
May 2010

Demarest, NJ – The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts have awarded grants to Ted in both performance and composition. His works have been aired on National Public Radio’s \”Performance Today\” and the Canadian Broadcasting Company’s \”Arts National\” and performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Ensemble at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Ted has held faculty positions at the University of Michigan, William Paterson University and the Manhattan School of Music. He is an associate professor at the Purchase Conservatory of Music, State University of New York, and chair of the Studio Composition Department. Details about his work, as well as photos, audio and video, may be found on his website – TedVibes. Com. 

Ted appears as a featured soloist in percussion and jazz festivals around the world (Hannover\’s Deutsches Percussion Symposium, London\’s Percussive Arts Society UK, Brazil\’s Ritmos da Terra, New Mexico Jazz Festival, the Primer Festival Percusión Patagonia, Argentina, the IX Festival International de Percusión in Puerto Rico, Arkansas Jazz Festival, the 1st Encontro Internacional de Percussåo in Tatui, Brazil, and the Festival Internacional de Percusiones in Monterrey, Mexico, Gibsons, BC Jazz Festival, Nürnberg Jazz Circus). His appearances with orchestras have variously spotlighted Ted as a performer, composer, and conductor and include the Tucson Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and the Regina Symphony. European engagements as a jazz headliner include the esteemed UMO Jazz Orchestra in Helsinki (guest soloist/composer) and several tours of German clubs and concert halls. 2008 concerts in Tokyo, Japan include appearances with pianist Jonathan Katz, bassist Daiki Yasukagawi, and with the percussion duo Chris and Shoko. His diverse performing interests have integrated tours with the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble, appearances at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York with organist Dorothy Papadakos, and chamber music concerts with classical cellist, Yehuda Hanani, bandoneónist Hector Del Curto, and gadulka (Bulgarian violin) artist Nikolay Kolev.  Ted is a graduate of the Eastman and Manhattan Schools of Music.

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