Conservatory Music Major Joseph Vasconi will perform in his first solo recital on Sunday, July 8 at 2:30pm at the Petit Trianon in San Jose. Joey will be a senior in 2018-19. The theatre is located at 72 N. 5th Street in San Jose.
Joseph is the youngest of five children. Known to his family as Joey, he exhibited an interest in piano from a very young age. From age three, Joey would climb on the piano bench after his brother finished his piano lesson. The family piano teacher would say, “No lessons until you can count to 88.” Undeterred, Joey began to teach himself melodies, modeling the practice sessions of his big brothers. One day, his mother heard a distinct and melodic piece from the family room piano. It was Joey! He began piano studies just before age six. He now travels up to Berkeley every Wednesday to study with Dr. Gwendolyn Mok. Previously, he was a student of the Gingis Academy of Music in Los Gatos. Joey is a piano major in the Conservatory of the Arts program. He competes annually at the US Open Music Competition in Oakland, where he has won a number of awards. He is known for his impromptu public performances in senior communities, hospitals, restaurants and airports, as he enjoys sharing his music with the community.