Gary Schocker a Mondi Sonori
Gary Schocker Airborne
Gary Schocker flute and piccolo, Laura Di Paolo piano
Antonio Braga Sonata Tropical
Emilio Galante flute, Laura Di Paolo piano
Gary Schocker Peregrinations for two flutes (Gary and Emilio)
Small Sonata for a Large Flute (Emilio bass flute, Gary piano)
Atlantis (Paola Regano alto flute, Gary piano)
Ambidextranata (Gary flute and piano)
Three Dances (Gary, Emilio and Laura)
Mondi sonori è una manifestazione organizzata dal Conservatorio di musica “F. A. Bonporti” di Trento, dedita ad approfondire, attraverso concerti, conferenze, seminari, laboratori, aspetti della musica contemporanea e del ‘900.
Gary Schocker is a world-renowned flutist as well as an award-winning composer with over 100 compositions in publication, primarily with Theodore Presser. He has published more pieces for the flute than any other living composer. His engagements have included performances with the New York Philharmonic (under Michael Tilson Thomas), the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, the West German Sinfonia and an extended tour with I Solisti Italiani as well as solo recitals in New York, Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, Washington, and elsewhere. Schocker has collaborated with many artists on stage, including Pinchas Zuckerman, Michael Tilson Thomas, Earl Wild, Jessye Norman, Julius Baker, James Levine, James Galway, Bruno Canino, Oscar Shumsky, Eduardo Fernandez, Jean-Philippe Collard, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He concertizes in duo with guitarist Jason Vieaux.
Among the artists who have played his compositions, James Galway gave the American premiere of Green Places with the New Jersey Symphony. Schocker’s earlier association with that orchestra came when he replaced, for several concerts, an ailing Jean-Pierre Rampal, on a mere two hours’ notice. Winner of the 1985 Young Concert Artists Auditions, Schocker is also First Prize winner of the National Flute Association, the New York Flute Club and the East-West Artists Competitions. Internationally, he has toured and taught in Japan, Colombia, Panama, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Germany, France and Italy.
Gary Schocker's latest recording is "For Dad" featuring the title track, written for his father, Paul Schocker. "For Dad" also includes several other Schocker compositions along with works by Caplet, Hindemith and Poulenc, with guest artists Hugh Sung, piano and Katherine Vogele, flute. In 2007 Schocker released "Healing Music,” an Azica Records CD of all Schocker compositions which includes performances with guest artists Mathieu Dufour, flute, Cliff Jackson, piano, and Jason Vieaux, guitar. "Flute Forest" features the Schocker composition as the title track, along with other solo flute selections. "Arioso" includes baroque music for flute and guitar, recorded with internationally acclaimed guitarist Jason Vieaux. “The Mozart Flute Quartets” CD is on the Chesky Records label, which has also released a Gary Schocker solo CD of Bach, Handel and Telemann. His latest recordings on Jonathan Digital include a CD of all-Schocker compositions, “Airborne,” and “Regrets and Resolutions,” featuring his works as well as standard French School pieces. “Dream Travels” (Azica) features Schocker with guitarist Jason Vieaux. The title track is Schocker's composition written for the duo. Schocker's musicals, “Far From the Madding Crowd” and “The Awakening,” can be heard on Original Cast Records. His music can also be heard on the Sazas, Troy, Koch, MHS, SNE, Elysium, Gionata and Flying Frog labels.
Mr. Schocker's date of birth is October 18, 1959. He lives in New York City and Easton, Pennsylvania.
Gary Schocker (nato il 18 ottobre 1959) è flautista, compositore e pianista. Ha suonato con
la New York P hilharmonic, la Philadelphia Orchestra, la New Jersey Symphony, la Dallas
Symphony, la West German Sinfonia e I Solisti Italiani, oltre ad altre compagini. Ha vinto il
Young Concert Artists International Auditions nel 1985. Schocker ha composto sonate per
pianoforte, oboe, fagotto, clarinetto, corno, due pianoforti, numerose opere per flauto,
brani vocali, opere teatrali, e pezzi per l’infanzia. James Galway ha interpretato in prima il
Concerto Green Placet, in tre movimenti, al Festival Adair in Irlanda. Il suo musical, intitola-
to "Far From The Madding Crowd", scritto con Barbara Campbell, ha ricevuto la sua prima
mondiale in Nuova Zelanda nel 2000. Egli è l’autore vivente più pubblicato per il flauto, con
oltre 150 opere stampate.