Zannoni, Davide

DAVIDE ZANNONI was born in Spoleto, Italy. He started his career as a jazz drummer, subsequently joining the Maggio Fiorentino Orchestra, under the direction of Zubin Mehta in Florence, Italy as a percussionist. He also received a Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Bologna. After studying composition and piano privately in Italy, he accepted a scholarship from Queens College, where he studied with Thea Musgrave and received his M.A.

Dr. Zannoni has written several solo, vocal, chamber and orchestral works. He has received various commissions from different performers and organizations such as the New York Festival of Song, The Downtown Chamber Players, The Darkwood Consort, and Tetraktis Percussion Quartet. Some of his works have been recorded by Federico Poll and Ivano Ascari on the CMT and AZ labels. His works have been choreographed in Italy and the US. by such groups as Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, and he wrote the music for "Where Did Forever Go", the award-winning documentary on Alzheimer's disease. His music is regularly performed in the U.S., Italy and abroad, most recently in Canada, Israel, Brasil, Australia, Japan and England.