In 1996, Pasquale relocated to the United States continuing his conducting studies with J. Whitney and Günter Schmidt. In 2004, he became the Founder and Music Director of The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra where he continues to serve today. Maestro Valerio was also the founder of Lake Sumter Chamber Orchestra as well as co-founder and conductor of The Florida Lakes Symphony from 2005-2006. Since 2006 he has been mentored by Sir Antonio Pappano. Pasquale has been regularly invited as a guest conductor at the Orchestra Filarmonica 900′, Teatro Regio, and the Viotti International Music Festival.
Pasquale Valerio was born in Naples, Italy. He began his music studies at the age of 9 years old. Subsequently, he began studying Trumpet Performance at The N. Piccinni Conservatory of Music and graduated in 1985. He simultaneously studied Applied Complementary Piano Studies, Harmony, and Lecture with Maestro Filippo Veniero, who was his mentor from 1976 to 1989.