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JOSEPH PEREIRA enjoys a multi-faceted career as a timpanist/percussionist, composer, conductor, and teacher. His work in all areas has been widely hailed for his creativity and virtuosity, and has been profiled in The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. In 2015 Pereira was featured on the PBS series Craft in America.
Pereira was appointed Principal Timpanist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic by Esa-Pekka Salonen in 2007. He regularly appears as a solo percussionist in the LA Phil’s Green Umbrella new music series. Previously he was the Assistant Principal Timpanist/Section Percussionist of the New York Philharmonic, from 1998 to 2008. He currently runs the percussion studio at USC’s Thornton School of Music and was also on faculty at the Juilliard School from 2005-2013.
He is currently working on a new triple concerto for timpani and two percussion for the LA Phil, to be premiered in January 2018. Pereira has been commissioned by percus- sionist Colin Currie, the Miro Quartet, the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Piano Spheres LA, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. When not performing, writing, or teach- ing, Pereira likes to spend time with his wife, violinist Minyoung Chang, and their daughters Sophia and Julia.