Percussion legend Stanley Leonard was the Principal Timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for 38 amazing years. Andre Previn called him “not only a virtuoso timpanist but a consummate musician” and, on his retirement, Lorin Maazel deemed him a “hard man to replace.” In addition to his outstanding performance career, Stanley taught at Carnegie Mellon University for twenty years, where he guided a great number of students to orchestral positions around the country.
Stanley is also well known for his great catalogue of percussion compositions that include technical etudes, solos for snare drum and timpani, and works for percussion ensemble. His works have been published by major publishing companies around the world. Bachovich carries two of his recent timpani solos, Madras and March and Scherzo, and will be carrying more of his publications and recordings soon.
Please join us in congratulating Bachovich Composer and Timpani Legend Stanley Leonard for his induction into the PAS Hall of Fame!! There will be a meet-and-greet at the Bachovich Booth #212 at PASIC from 1:30 to 2pm on Thursday, November 11. See you there!