Saverio Tasca, born in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, on August 23rd 1963, studied percussion in Vicenza, under the guide of Guido Facchin and in Amsterdam at the Sweelinck Conservatorium with Jan Pustjiens, Peter Prommel and Jeroen Goldstein.
Afterwards, he continued his studies with David Friedman and Dave Samuels. He is currently Instructor of Percussion at the Conservatory of Vicenza. In 1998 he was assistant in a David Friedman course and since 2001 he is vibraphone and marimba teacher, together with Dave Samuels, in the “Summer Jazz Workshop in Italy”.
He played with Dave Samuels, David Friedman, Emmanuel Séjourné, Kuniko Kato, Filippo Lattanzi, Bogdan Bacanu,Peter Erskine, Glenn Ferris, Harold Danko, Claudio Roditi, Tony Scott and many of the most famous musicians in the world. He plays in several groups and ensembles, in classical, jazz and conteporary music, in Europe and in South African tours.
He plays classical, jazz and conteporary music in Europe and in South African tours. As a composer he has written “four solo pieces for vibraphone” and “concerto for vibraphone and string orchestra”, pubblished in the USA.
In July 2004 he was awarded 3rd prize in the PAS (Percussion Arts Society – USA) Vibraphone Composition Contest, for his work “Marker Day”. In 2009 “Aha Oho”, another piece of his, was third prized awarded in the International Marimba Composition Competition (Universal Marimba Competition – Belgium).
In 2009 he played in Adams International Percussion Group, for which he wrote a piece for 6 percussionists, “Olivi Erosi”.