David Antonio Rosado

David Antonio Rosado

David Antonio Rosado, Independent

David Antonio Rosado Ortiz was born on December 4th, 2001 in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

David Antonio is one of the greatest young percussionists/musicians of this generation and has worked with many artists in his beginning career. David Antonio has been performing on stage since he was 8 years old, and his professional debut was when he was 12 years old as an invited guest artist to perform with the Sonora Poncerña's 60th anniversary concert in the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in 2013. He began studying music formally when he entered the Escuela Libre de Música de San Juan Ernesto Ramos Antonini and since then he's had many more professional experiences. When turned 14 years old, he began working with the Sonora Sanjuanera and recorded for the first time on an album called "Gilberto Santa Rosa, Victor García & la Sonora Sanjuanera En Buena Campañía." Later, in that same year, he was invited by Gilberto Santa Rosa to be the opening act for the opening of the hospital of Carolina in 2015. David Antonio has performed with so many important artists that the list continues on and on.

When David Antonio turned 15, he performed Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico and later that same year with El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico as a guest artist on their 55th anniversary concert, also at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in 2016.

While performing, David Antonio also attended the Berklee on the Road summer program every year, winning scholarships like: the Berklee percussion weekend festival (2015), Berklee 5-week summer program (2016), Berklee 5 summer program (2017), Berklee Newport Jazz Festival Workshop (2018), and the Berklee full Tuition Scholarship (2019).

David Antonio is currently a Berklee student as well as a professional performer, multi-percussionist and arranger.

While in high school, he traveled with the ELM Symphony Orchestra to play at the Carnegie Hall in 2019. He performed in Vienna, Austria with the ELM Choir at the Advent Festival in 2019, and with the ELM big band to compete at the Berklee High School Jazz Festival (2017), where he won 1st place and the Judges' Choice Award.


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