Gerard Gordon — Percussion
Recognized for his natural aptitude for percussion, Gerard Gordon is noted as being the first musician to win a position in the Inter-School Orchestra (ISO) Symphony without prior formal training. This achievement provided him with a scholarship and the recognition of several newspapers. He is currently the Principal timpanist/percussionist for the Greenwich Village Orchestra, the Queens College Symphony Orchestra and is member of the Riverside Orchestra.
Gordon’s recent engagements include performing the Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra by Ney Rosauro with the Queens Philharmonic and performing with the chamber ensemble of the Astoria Symphony. As a member of the Greenwich Village Orchestra for over 20 years, Gordon has performed several concertos including Ney Rosauro’s Marimba Concerto No. 1, and Phillip Glass’ Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra with Jonathan Haas.
Gordon is an alumnus of the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division and is a member of the Metropolitan Chamber Music Society. His past teachers include Bill Trigg, Jeff Kraus and he is currently studying with Michael Lipsey of the Talujon Percussion Quartet. He is a Bachelor’s of Music candidate at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. In 2004, Gordon appeared as a featured soloist performing the Rosauro Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra with the GVO. He is married to wife Karyn and they have two children, Gerard Jr. and Liam.