Victor Caccese is the founder of the Brooklyn-based percussion quartet, Sandbox Percussion. As a member of Sandbox, Victor has performed over 150 concerts worldwide and taught at institutions such as The Peabody Conservatory, The Curtis Institute, Michigan State University, Furman University, Vanderbilt University, University of Kansas, and University of Massachusetts Amherst. Victor has collaborated with composers such as Amy Beth Kirsten, Andy Akiho, Chris Theofanidis, David Crowell, James Wood, John Luther Adams, and Thomas Kotcheff. Last Fall, with Sandbox Percussion, Victor premiered a concerto by composer, Viet Cuong with the Albany Symphony. This summer Victor will teach and perform at the fourth annual NYU Sandbox Percussion Seminar, a chamber music festival accepting students from around the world to study and perform some of today’s leading contemporary percussion pieces.
Also a composer and arranger, Victor has written a number of pieces for percussion. His works have been performed by Sandbox Percussion more than 50 times throughout the United States. Victor holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and the Yale School of Music. He serves on faculty at the Dwight Conservatory in Manhattan and is a visiting artist at University of Massachusetts Amherst with Sandbox Percussion as the ensemble in residence. Victor performs on Pearl/Adams instruments, Vic Firth drumsticks and Remo drumheads.