Brian Del Signore
Houston Symphony / University of Houston
Brian Del Signore is the Principal Percussionist and Associate Principal Timpanist of Houston Symphony. He joined the Houston Symphony in 1986.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brian Del Signore began piano studies in early grade school and picked up drums at age eleven. He earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1981 and went on to earn a Masters in Music from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he studied with Philadelphia Orchestra s Alan Abel.
Mr. Del Signore performs continually in Houston, and has toured Europe and Japan with the Houston Symphony, as well as with the Houston Symphony Chamber Players. He has also performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony. Mr. Del Signore has recorded with the Houston Symphony for RCA-BMG Classics, Virgin Classics, Koch International, and Telarc Records.
Throughout a career mainly in classical music, Brian Del Signore has also played percussion and timpani for many popular artists visiting Houston such as Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello.
In addition to his duties with the Houston Symphony, Mr. Del Signore is on the faculty of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, where he teaches select graduate percussion students and orchestral percussion repertoire.