Brian Del Signore

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP Houston Symphony      

BORN IN:
Pittsburgh, PA
LIVES IN:
Houston, TX
DRUMMING SINCE:
1967
CURRENT BAND/PROJECT(S):
Houston Symphony
BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S):
Alan Abel, John Soroka
FAVORITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON:
Four Last Songs and Der Rosenkavelier Suite/ Houston Symphony/ Conductor Christoph Eschenbach/ Soloist Renee Fleming
FAVORITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON:
Mahler Symphony #3/ Chicago Symphony/ Levine
CAREER HIGHLIGHT:
Playing the great concert halls of Europe on tour with Houston Symphony
FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
No particular favorites but love the Viennese or medium weight for a2 playing. There are so many great choices for suspended cymbals, including drumset choices.

Biography

Brian Del Signore is the Principal Percussionist and Associate Principal Timpanist of Houston Symphony, which he joined in 1986. Born in Pittsburgh, Del Signore earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1981. Mr. Del Signore also earned a Masters in Music from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he studied with Philadelphia Orchestra's Alan Abel. Brian performs continually in Houston, and has toured Europe and Japan with both the Houston Symphony and the Houston Symphony Chamber Players. He has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony, and toured Europe with the Pittsburgh Symphony in 2003. Mr. Del Signore has recorded for RCA-BMG Classics, Virgin Classics, Koch International and Telarc records. In addition to his duties with the Houston Symphony, Mr. Del Signore teaches select graduate percussion students at the University of Houston, as well as an orchestra repertoire class for percussion.