Wilson R. Torres
Wilson R. Torres is a New York native born and raised in Washington Heights. His musical journey took roots at the age of two, holding it down on the pots and pans. At the age of three, he received his first drum, putting his musical journey in motion. His formal training began at the age of 12, when he received a scholarship from the New York Pops Orchestra to study with percussionist Susan Evans. Wilson is a graduate of the Juilliard School M.A.P, the Juilliard’s pre-college program, and F.H LaGuardia High School of Music and Art (Fame). He received his BM and MM in orchestral performance from the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Duncan Patton and Christopher S. Lamb. Broadway credits include the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical In the Heights, Les Misérables (25th anniversary revival), Lysistrata Jones, The Wiz (Encores), On Your Toes (Encores), and Cabin in the Sky (Encores). Tours include The Lion King and Wicked. Orchestral credits include San Francisco Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Staten Island Symphony, and Albany Symphony. Wilson is a proud endorser of Latin Percussion and Sabian Cymbals.