Giovanni Perciante, Trumpet

Giovanni Perciante was born in Vallo della Lucania, Salerno, Italy. He graduated from the Conservatory Giuseppe Martucci in Salerno where he studied trumpet with Professor Bernardo Ferrara.

He has participated in numerous television and radio shows including Uno Mattina, Festival of Naples, Rai 3 Classical Concert on Sunday Morning and Radio Rai.

He has won a number of national and international competitions for example, Etruscan Riviera (Liverno) City of Tollo (Chieti), Bacoli (Naples), Idelmo Poggioli (Naples) and Campi Flegrei (Naples). 

Giovanni has collaborated with many prestigious operatic and symphonic orchestras such as the Philharmonic Orchestra at the Giuseppe Verdi Theatre in Salerno, the Beneventum Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Radio Television Moldova, the Botosani Orchestra in Romania, the Mediterranean Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Catanzaro, the Operatic and Symphonic Orchestra of Scafati, the Orchestra of the Opera House in Cagliari, the Chamber Orchestra of Campania, the Orchestra of the San Carlo Theatre in Naples, the Rome Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna.           

During the course of his career Giovanni has played under the direction of Janos Acs, Daniel Oren, Christian Mandeal, Georghe Mustea, Francisco Rettig, Luigi Piovano, Jeffrey Tate, Julian Kovacev, George Pretre, Lorin Maazel, George Phelivanian, Sharowski, Antonio Pappano, Wayne Marshall and many others.

He has recorded contemporary music for the publishing house La Fabbrica Dei Suoni. 

He attended master classes with professors Gabriele Cassone at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Stephen Burns (Indiana University), Claudio Gironacci (second trumpet, San Carlo Theatre, Naples), Vincent Penzarella (second trumpet of the New York Phlilarmonic ) and Charles Gayer (Nort Western University).

In addition to performing as soloist he has also played with many chamber ensembles and orchestras in Italy and abroad. 

Giovanni is a founder member of the Brass Quintet "Quintessenza Brass".

(Photo of Monica Leggio)