|David Angelo Ciancaglini
David Angelo Ciancaglini is a composer, teacher, Bassoonist, Saxophonist, Oboist,Clarinetist and
Contrabassoonist in Rochester, NY, USA and the surrounding areas. Mr. Ciancaglini is now an
alumnus of George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) where he studied Contrabassoon (Bassoon) and
composition. Under the batons of Anthony J. Maiello and John E. Casagrande, Mr. Ciancaglini has
performed in George Mason University's Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Pit Orchestra,
Symphonic Band, and Chamber Orchestra playing Contrabassoon and Bassoon. He was also the
Contrabassoonist for the NoVA Manassas Symphony Orchestra (Manassas, VA) and the American
University (Washington D.C.) under the direction of Shizuo Kuwahara. He has had the honor of
performing at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, the Washington National Cathedral, The John F.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall in New York City.
As a student at George Mason University, Mr. Ciancaglini studied bassoon and contrabassoon with
Truman Harris of the National Symphony Orchestra (Washington D.C.), Fraser Jackson of the
Toronto Symphony Orchestra (Canada) and with Douglas Kehlenbrink of George Mason University.
He was also the most prestigious composition student of Steve Antosca, director of Washington DC's
Contemporary Music Forum, Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Recently, Mr. Ciancaglini
participated in a master class seminar with Marvin Hamlisch at GMU.
As a composer, Mr. Ciancaglini has composed over eighty pieces and is developing two new
philosophical ideas for composition. One of which is “picture music”, composing music that aurally
brings moving films and still art to life. He likes to refer to it as a sort of blend of romantic,
impressionistic and expressionist idea with minimalism techniques. He is currently published under the
Imagine Music Publishing label.
Mr. Ciancaglini’s other great passion is volunteer firefighting for the Hydrant Hose Company in his
hometown of Geneva, NY
Currently, Mr. Ciancaglini is a member of the International Double Reed Society, World Clarinet
Alliance and the American Composers Forum. With his wife Jessica, they currently reside in Geneva,
New York. He is continuously composing, performing and furthering his education in orchestration.
Mr. Ciancaglini is the son of a Hammond B3 player and is proud of it
|David & Jessica in front of White
Springs Manor, Geneva, New York