Murray, KY – Carlo Vincetti Frizzo entered Tilghman High School when his parents moved to Paducah. He studied with Murray State's Dr. Stephen Brown while in high school, going on to learn his bachelor of arts in keyboard studies degree at Murray State with Dr. Brown's mentorship. Vinnie Frizzo went onto Louisiana State University to study with Dinos Constantinides, and he earned his Master's Degree there. He lives in Pittsburgh now, where he studies as a post graduate student with David Stock and contemplates pursuing his doctoral degree in order to become a teacher. Kate Lochte interviewed the composer and asked if he recalled his first work.
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Carlo Vincetti Frizzo's overture "Chickasaw Cobb" has its world premiere with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra Saturday, April 21st. The 27 year old composer is son of Jay and Joanna Frizzo of Paducah. His works have been recorded on both Magni Publications and New Tertian Recordings, at numerous music conferences and festivals, and he was the 2004 first place winner of the MTNA National Student Composition Competition.