Ian Antonio is the director of the Norwalk Youth Symphony Percussion Ensemble and oversees the organization's percussion activities.
Ian is a founding member of the two percussion and two piano ensemble Yarn/Wire. The group is a creative force in the contemporary chamber music world, concertizing widely and working with many of compositions rising stars. He is also a long-time member of the difficult-to-categorize trio Zs, with whom he has toured the world and recorded extensively.
Ian is a core player in the composition and chamber music collective Wet Ink, a member of the percussion ensemble Talujon, and a frequent collaborator with the avant-garde dramatic company Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf.
In addition to cultivating an active private studio, he is currently on faculty at the 92nd Street Y and Henry Street Settlement. He has recorded for the Nonesuch, Kairos, Warp, Tzadik, Carrier, Social Registry, and Three One G record labels.
Ian grew up in Albany, NY, studying percussion with Richard Albagli and performing with the Empire State Youth Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble. He then moved to New York city to attend the Manhattan School of Music and study with James Preiss, Duncan Patton, ChristopherLamb, Eric Charleston, and Claire Heldrich. Ian completed his studies with Eduardo Leandro at Stony Brook University where he received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He has also attended the Tanglewood Music Center and Yellow Barn festivals.