Louis-Pierre Janquin


About me

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 and won the principal percussionist position at the theater Dortmund/Dortmunder Philharmoniker 2011.

From 2015 to 2017 I was on trial with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London for the principal percussion leader section position.

In 2022 after 10 years with the Theater Dortmund I won the principal percussionist position at the Opéra Orchestre National de Montpellier.



Since 2022

Opéra Orchestre National de Montpellier

Principal Percussion N°1


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

Freelance player


RTE Concert Orchestra, Dublin

Trial for the co-leader timpani/percussion position


Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège

Freelance player



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


Dortmunder Philharmoniker

Philharmonia Orchestra

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Louis-Pierre Janquin