Anthony M. Di Bartolo (b. 1987) 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 is also a core member of the New York-based new music group Glass Farm Ensemble led by Swiss pianist and composer Yvonne Troxler. 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 are slated for a tour of Spain and Switzerland during the fall of 2018.
Anthony has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center (Out of Doors concert series), Ailey Citigroup Theater, Laurie Beechman Theatre, Robert Moss Theater (440 studios) and more. 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 marimbist/composer Gordon Stout's latest release "Welcome to Stoutland", composer Dave Soldier's "The Eighth Hour of Amduat" (percussion/darbuka), singer/songwriter Sarah Hollins "Grow Up" (drumset/percussion) and drummer/composer Jeff Willet's new album (marimba) 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 Nine Lives and bounce!, a solo with pre-recorded audio 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.
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.