The Percussion Collective

About the Percussion Collective

At the pinnacle of his legendary career, performer and pedagogue Robert van Sice has assembled a stunning collection of young artists who are reinventing the concert experience. The Percussion Collective transcends the medium of percussion through uncommon performance experiences that that surprise and engage audiences at a profound emotional level. Percussion Collective artists joining the HSO for Brahms and Haydn include Svet Stoyanov, Doug Perry, Victor Caccese, and Ayano Kataoka.

About Svet Stoyanov

Praised by the New York Times for his “understated but unmistakable virtuosity” along with a “winning combination of gentleness and fluidity,” Svet Stoyanov is winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. He is committed to the purity, quality and virtue of music.

About Doug Perry

Percussionist/composer Doug Perry blurs the lines of genre and allows music of all styles and backgrounds to share the same stage. Originally a jazz drummer and vibraphonist, Doug engages in a wide variety of musical settings, including classical, jazz, electronic, rock, pop, and world music styles.  In addition to performing, Doug’s versatility allows him to be active as a composer, arranger, educator, recording engineer and audio producer.

About Victor Caccese

Victor Caccese is the founder of the Brooklyn-based percussion quartet, Sandbox Percussion. As a member of Sandbox, Victor has performed over 150 concerts worldwide and taught at institutions such as The Peabody Conservatory, The Curtis Institute, Michigan State University, Furman University, Vanderbilt University, University of Kansas, and University of Massachusetts Amherst. Victor holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and the Yale School of Music. Victor serves on faculty at the Dwight Conservatory in Manhattan and was a visiting artist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with Sandbox Percussion as the ensemble in residence in the fall of 2019.

About Ayano Kataoka

Percussionist Ayano Kataoka is known for her brilliant and dynamic technique, as well as the unique elegance and artistry she brings to her performances. She is Associate Professor of Percussion at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and has been a season artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 2006 when she was chosen as the first percussionist for the society’s prestigious residency program, The Bowers Program (formerly Chamber Music Society Two.)

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