Pasquale Tassone, composer with Grand Mesa Strings.

Pasquale Tassone

Pasquale Tassone studied at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, has an honors diploma from the Chigiana Academy in Siena, Italy and a PhD from Brandeis University. He has written music for the University of Lowell recital series, the M.I.T. Band and ALEA III.

He was first a prize-winner, with his Laudate Dominum, in Catholic University's composition contest in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music (1999). Laudate Dominum was premiered at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC in April 2000. In October 2003, he was a resident at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, where he worked with the composer, Olly Wilson. In January 2013, Tassone was named a Finalist, 2012 EAMA Prize. His Dzon (Concerto for Marimba and Strings) was performed in November 2015 by the AGBU London Chamber Orchestra, and the dull orchestra version was premiered by the Reading Symphony Orchestra in December 2018.

He has recently finished work on his first opera, Seven Rabbits on a Pole. In January 2018, his Wings of Light for String Quartet was chosen by the Italian Center for Rare Diseases in Rome as an artistic contribution in the fight against rare diseases.

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