Inspired by his passion for chamber music, percussionist Victor Caccese is dedicated to bringing percussion chamber music to diverse audiences. A founding member of The Sandbox Percussion Quartet, Victor celebrates the intimacy of chamber music and explores how percussion can enhance audience engagement. He is active in the discovery of new works for percussion through experimentation and collaboration with composers and other performers.
Active in today’s new music scene, Victor has appeared at the Norfolk New Music Workshop in 2011 and 2012 both as an individual and member of Sandbox. Over the course of these two summers, he assisted in 18 world premieres from a selective group of 12 young composers from all over the world. In addition he also performed works by Martin Bresnick and James Wood, including Mr. Wood’s percussion solo masterpiece, Rogosanti which in a performance that composer praised as “beautiful with a very nice pacing and fabulous interpretation”.
In the summer of 2011, as a member of Sandbox Percussion, Victor was a finalist in The New England Chamber Music Competition, an international competition open to all genres of music and instrumentation. Together with The Peabody Percussion Group, Victor was a finalist in the Percussive ArtsSociety International Convention competition in 2012 where he performed James Wood’s Village Burial with Fire.