Pablo Rieppi is a native of Uruguay and lives in New York. He is a member of The New York City Ballet Orchestra, Percussion Dept. Coordinator and Instructor at The Juilliard School, Pre-College Division, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Percussion at Hofstra University.
Mr. Rieppi is a regular guest with New York Philharmonic and has frequently performed with The Metropolitan Opera, Mostly Mozart Festival, American Symphony Orchestra, The New York Pops, American Composers Orchestra, Speculum Musicae, New York New Music Ensemble, and Manhattan Sinfonietta, and among others.
Mr. Rieppi was a member of numerous Broadway orchestras, including The King and I, Legally Blonde, and West Side Story. He has recorded many feature film scores, including Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, Salem’s Lot, White Noise, Gemini Man, The Brave On, The Alamo, The Good Shepherd, Il Postino, The Goldfinch, and Zoolander 2.
Past teaching appointments include SUNY Purchase and Columbia University. Mr. Rieppi has presented numerous percussion master classes in the United States and abroad. He created Percussion On The Sound (POTS!) and is a faculty member of Percussion Conservatory.
In 2004 he composed music for the soundtrack of Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story. His percussion quartet Rage and Peace was performed by the NYU Percussion Ensemble and at The Aspen Music Festival in 2007. Snare Drum Technique: Essential Basics for Daily Practice, was cited in Percussive Notes as one of the 30 most utilized snare drum method books. Rhythmic Roots, a solo for snare drum, bass drum, and hi-hat, is available through Bachovich Publications and is becoming a popular audition and recital selection. Numerous performance and education videos are available online.
Mr. Rieppi has a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor’s degree from George Mason University. He endorses Innovative, Yamaha, and Zildjian music instruments. PRieppiMusic.com | PercussionOnTheSound.com