Igor Caiazza is a Composer and Arranger, Classical Percussionist and Jazz Player, Associate Musician at Teatro Alla Scala since 2008. After six years as Principal Percussionist of Mahler Chamber Orchestra Igor Caiazza is currently an independent Artist. As Percussionist he played with Philharmonia Orchestra London, Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris, Orchestre National De France,Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra della RAI in Torino, Orchestra dell’ Arena di Verona and Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo in Napoli. He has performed all around the world with Claudio Abbado, Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, George Pretre, Riccardo Muti, Valery Gergiev, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Daniele Gatti, Myung-Whun Chung, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Alan Gilbert, Antonio Pappano, Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Harding, Fabio Luisi, Maurizio Pollini, Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Lang Lang, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Leonidas Kavakos, Bobby McFerrin, Placido Domingo, Josè Carreras, Andrea Bocelli, Stefano Bollani and many others, recording CDs and DVDs for Decca, Sony Music, RAI. Caiazza has taught at Mahler Chamber Orchestra Academy in Barcelona, Germany and Australia, and he holds regularly Masterclasses at Orchesterzentrum in Dortmund (Germany). Igor has been Percussion Teacher of XVII Gustav Mahler Academy in Bozen (honorary president Claudio Abbado), and he was Tutor of Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya (JONC) in Barcelona. He has studied Composition and he also played with Andrea Bocelli, Rondò Veneziano, Mika, Zucchero, Alessio Boni, Elio (from Elio e le Storie Tese), Nicola Piovani, Tullio De Piscopo, Javier Girotto, Julian Oliver Mazzariello, Alessandro Lanzoni, Mauro Ottolini, Gabriele Evangelista, Amedeo Ariano, Aldo Vigorito, Giovanni Amato, Alfonso Deidda, Jerry Popolo, Carlo Fimiani, Antonio De Luise, Stefano Giuliani, Alessandro La Corte, Tommaso Scannapieco, and others.
What keeps me going is Classical Music on first, my passion for Composition, Jazz and New Music. There is neverending music creating.
Practice, listen to the good music. Listen to the other musicians and to different kind of music. Everything can teach us something.
K Constantinople Rides and Hi-Hat, K Light Flat Ride, and K Symphonic Orchestral Cymbals.
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