Peter Bianca

Peter Bianca, clarinet

Teaching artist statement:
As an educator I am always trying to refine my approach with my students in the hope that they will become lifelong learners who possess a curiosity and appreciation of music.  My responsibility is to challenge, support and inspire my students.  My teaching philosophy focuses on three major factors that I believe are inherent in any successful musician: understanding and mastering rhythm, demonstrating solid physical technique on the instrument, and performing with a sound that is pleasing and characteristic of the instrument and the literature.  I am honored to be a part of the South Shore Conservatory faculty.

Teaching Bio:
Dr. Bianca holds bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in music education and woodwind performance from the University of New Hampshire, Boston University College of Fine Arts, and the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He has been teaching for over 15 years, and started with South Shore Conservatory in 2015.  He is dedicated to teaching the next generation of musicians and has served on the faculties of the University of Miami, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Miami Conservatory of Music, Miami Music Project, Greater Miami Youth Symphony, and the Ars Flores Mentoring Orchestra.

Performing Bio:
Dr. Bianca maintains an active freelance career and has performed with the Palm Beach Symphony, Palm Beach Opera, Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia, Southwest Florida Symphony, Miami Symphony, and the Florida Sunshine Pops.  He has performed under the direction of Andrew Litton, H. Robert Reynolds, Gunther Schuller, James Judd, Roberto Paternostro, Benjamin Zander, Richard Hayman, and Leon Fleisher.  In 2005, he made his Carnegie Hall debut as principal clarinetist of the National Festival Wind Ensemble and returned again in 2007 as principal clarinetist of the National Festival Orchestra. In 2014, Dr. Bianca was featured on the Grammy Nominated Song All My Tomorrows.  He can be heard on Mark Custom, Emeritus, OKeh, Glowing Sky, and Naxos Record Labels. He started with South Shore Conservatory in 2015.

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