From my earliest years I was immersed in a musical atmosphere as both of my parents are musicians. At the age of 6 I begun to play drums with Dominique Del Gallo, who at the time was a percussionist at the Orchestre de Lille. That defining encounter gave me the desire to become an orchestra percussionist player. I began studying classical percussion at the age of 12 and entered the Douai Conservatory one year later. In 2005 I continued my musical training at the Music Conservatory from Créteil where I studied classical percussions with Prof. Françis Brana. During that period I had the opportunity to play with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège in Belgium as a regular substitute. After finishing my degrees in percussion (2007) with an « Excellent » distinction, I wanted to delve deeper into the orchestral repertoire.
I choose to begin in 2009 a Bachelor orchestra profile in performance with Prof. Franz Lang at the Staatliche Musikhochschule Trossingen in Germany (Timpani with Robert Cürlis and Benjamin Foster ; Baroque timpani with Stefan Gawlick). Meanwhile, I played regularly at the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and was on trial with the RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin for a period of one year. During the season 2011-2012 I did an internship at the Deutsch Oper am Rhein Duisburg. From 2015 to 2017 I was on trial with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London for the principal percussion leader section position.
In 2011 I won my current position as principal percussionist at the Theater Dortmund/Dortmunder Philharmoniker.
I have been lucky to work with
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln ; WDR Funkhausorchester Köln ; Gürzenich-Orchester Köln ; Beethoven Orchester Bonn ; Philharmonia Orchestra ; Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg ; Deutsch Oper am Rhein ; Duisburger Philharmoniker ; Düsseldorfer Symphoniker ; RTE Concert Orchestra Dublin ; Bochumer Symphoniker ; Theater Münster ; Staatstheater Darmstadt ; Philharmonie Südwestfalen ; Theater Hagen ; Neue Philharmonie Westfalen ; Bielefelder Philharmoniker ; Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal ; Bergische Symphoniker ; Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège ; Orchestre Lamoureux Paris ; Brass Band Aeolus Paris ; Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse
Theater Dortmund / Dortmunder Philharmoniker
Principal Percussion N°1
Philharmonia Orchestra, London
Trial for the principal percussion position section N°1
Deutsch Oper am Rhein, Duisburg
Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg
RTE Concert Orchestra, Dublin
Trial for the co-leader timpani/percussion position
Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège
Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Trossingen
Bachelor of music, profile "Orchestra" with Prof. Franz Lang (SWR, Radio Orchestra Stuttgart)
Conservatoire National de Musique, Créteil
Final degree in percussion, distinction "Excellent" 2007 with Prof. Francis Brana (Orchestre de Paris) and Jacques-François Juskowiak
Conservatoire National de Région de Douai
Final degree in percussion, distinction "Excellent" 2005 with Prof. Jean-Louis Raison
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