Anthony M. Di Bartolo is a New Jersey-based percussionist, composer, improviser and teacher.
Performing regularly in New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia as a freelance percussionist, his experience spans contemporary classical music, theater, improvisation, and studio work.
Anthony has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at acclaimed venues such as Symphony Space and Lincoln Center (Out of Doors concert series). He has also performed at the Zeltsman International Marimba Festival and Philadelphia Fringe Festival as well as on recordings for the Innova label. Anthony can also be heard on independent albums including Gordon Stout's latest release "Welcome to Stoutland", Dave Soldier's "The Eighth Hour of Amduat", singer/songwriter Sarah Hollins "Grow Up" and Jeff Willet's new album which will be released sometime next year.
As a composer, Anthony is always working to write percussion solo and chamber music that is challenging, yet fun to play, while encompassing the many styles of music he is interested in including improvisation, rock, jazz, classical, world and more. Especially known for his work on snare drum, Anthony's pieces are now considered standard repertoire for advanced players. Di Bartolo is the recipient of 1st place in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Modern Snare Drum Composition Contest (2013) and the second prize in the Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest (2012). Most titles including bounce! are currently self-published and a few are published by Keyboard Percussion Publications. Anthony's music has had performances in Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Mexico, Taiwan and across the United States.
He is a core member of the New York-based new music group Glass Farm Ensemble. With this group he has been afforded the opportunity to premiere lots of new works by cutting edge composers from around the world and especially from Switzerland. They recently returned from a fall tour of Spain and Switzerland.
Anthony holds a masterʼs degree from Ithaca College where he studied performance and composition with Gordon Stout and a bachelorʼs degree in music education from Rowan University where he studied with Dean Witten.