Louis-Pierre Janquin

Percussionist

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.

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Career 

Since 2022

Opéra Orchestre National de Montpellier

Principal Percussion N°1 *on trial*

2012-2022

Theater Dortmund / Dortmunder Philharmoniker

Principal Percussion N°1

2015-2017

Philharmonia Orchestra, London

Trial for the principal percussion position section N°1

2011-2012

Deutsch Oper am Rhein, Duisburg

Internship

2010-2011

Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg

Freelance player

2010

RTE Concert Orchestra, Dublin

Trial for the co-leader timpani/percussion position

2006-2010

Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège

Freelance player

Education

2009-2013

Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Trossingen

Bachelor of music, profile "Orchestra" with Prof. Franz Lang (SWR, Radio Orchestra Stuttgart)

2005-2009

Conservatoire National de Musique, Créteil

Final degree in percussion, distinction "Excellent" 2007 with Prof. Francis Brana (Orchestre de Paris) and Jacques-François Juskowiak

2000-2005

Conservatoire National de Région de Douai

Final degree in percussion, distinction "Excellent" 2005 with Prof. Jean-Louis Raison

Discography

Dortmunder Philharmoniker

Philharmonia Orchestra

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Louis-Pierre Janquin