Steve Menotti is a freelance trombonist living in New York City. Upon his arrival in New York in 2007, he quickly integrated into the city’s contemporary music community. Working with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), he performed in the US premiere of Iannis Xenakis‘ opera, Oresteia, at Columbia University’s Miller Theater. Recently, Steve has joined the Knights Chamber Orchestra on a number of projects. As a member of the Knights, he has appeared on their newest Sony Classical recording and he has collaborated with members from the orchestra in a performance, at the Whitney Museum of Art, of a piece written for them by the Brooklyn based composer Lisa Bielawa.
Steve graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in 2007, where he studied with James Desano. Oberlin’s vibrant community of performers of new and experimental music helped shape Steve’s
career through several unique performing experiences. With Oberlin’s Contemporary Music Ensemble he performed in the US premiere of Olga Neuwirth’s opera Lost Highway.
In 2006 and 2007, Steve studied with the members of the Ensemble Intercontemporain under the direction of Pierre Boulez as a participant in the Lucerne Festival Academy in Lucerne, Switzerland. The festival provided several opportunities to work with renowned composers including Sofia Gubaidullina, Peter Eotvos and Matthias Pintscher. He will return to Switzerland in 2009 to pursue a master’s degree in new music performance from the Hochschule fur Musik in Basel.
Keren – Iannis Xenakis
Indeed – Pascal Dusapin
Tre Pezzi – Giaccinto Scelsi
MAP – Timothy McCormack, world premiere
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