Kyle Acuncius, Principal Timpanist at the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra

Kyle Acuncius
Principal Timpanist, The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra

Kyle Acuncius is currently timpanist with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and Artist/Professor of Percussion and coordinator of the percussion program at Mahidol University's College of Music in Bangkok, Thailand. He has previously held positions as Principal Percussionist of the Terre Haute Symphony and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and has performed regularly as a member of a diverse spectrum of professional orchestras and wind ensembles including the Syracuse Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra, Rome Festival Orchestra and the Distinguished Concerts International New York's Wind Ensemble.

Mr. Acuncius is an active performer dedicated to chamber music and was a founding member and percussionist with Latitude 49 and is currently a member of Contemporary Enclave that performs new and trending chamber music. He has previously collaborated with Contemporary Directions Ensemble, Musica Nova, the New Music Ensemble, OSSIA and Fifth House Ensemble.

Mr. Acuncius holds degrees from the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, and the University of Michigan. His primary teachers include John H. Beck, John Tafoya, Kevin Bobo, Michael Spiro, Ian Ding, Brian Jones, Jonathan Ovalle and Joseph Gramley.

Mr. Acuncius is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society and serves as a member of their International Committee.

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