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The Paris Percussion Group is an ensemble composed of twelve percussionists. Coming from wide horizons, (teachers, orchestral musicians, ancient music specialists, international soloists, modern music specialists), the musicians all have the common desire to explore the percussion repertoire and bring the public to discover all of the sounds and rhythmic ranges of the family of instruments.

The ensemble is composed of a stable instrumentation from all the main categories of percussion instruments: keyboards, drums, wood and metal. The desire to play together was born from both friendship and a musical complicity between the members. Founded in 2012 by Jean-Baptiste Leclère, the artistic director alongside Vassilena Serafimova, the Paris Percussion Group establishes itself in the path of Michel Cerutti’s pioneering idea: encouraging today’s composers to explore percussion instruments in the form of an orchestra with defined nomenclature. Its honorary president is Bruno Mantovani.

The Paris Percussion Group commits itself to the diffusion, creation, as well as pedagogic activities. Each project is made "sur mesure", it is always in connection with the context and the projects are flexible...  

Since 2015, the Paris Percussion Group is sponsored by Innovative Percussion as well as Avedis Zildjian Company.




E M M A N U E L
A V E L L A N E D А
Stage manager

Stage manager at Un Violon sur le Sable Festival.
Technician at the Paris National Opera Orchestra.










R É M I
D U R U P T
Founding member

Freelance percussionist, improvisor and conductor.
Member of Duo Links.
Professor at CRD of Mantes la Jolie.
Professor at Pôle Supérieur Aliénor Poitou-Charentes.


J E A N - B A P T I S T E
L E C L È R E 
Direction artistique

Principal percussionist of the Paris National Opera Orchestra.
Professor at the CRR of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés.
Assistant Professor at CNSMDP (The National Music And Dance Conservatory of Paris).
Professor at Summer Brass And Percussion Academy Eurocuivres.
Zildjian, Black Swamp Percussion, Innovative Percussion and Bergerault artist.





L A U R E N C E
M E I S T E R L I N
Founding member

Professor at CRR and The Institut Of Arts of Toulouse.
Member of Embellie Musculaire and Les Mécaniques Vivantes Companies.






F L O R I A N
C A U Q U I L
Founding member

Principal timpanist of the National Orchestra d’Ile de France.
Professor at the Montrouge Conservatory.









A L E X I S
G A N G L O F F
Production manager

Administrator of No Man’s Land Company.








J U L I E N
L E R O Y
Musical Direction 

Principal guest conductor of the United Instruments of Lucilin.
First Prize Winner of ADAMI Conductors Talents in 2014.












R O M A I N  
R O B I N E
Founding member


Professor at Summer Brass And Percussion Academy Eurocuivres.
Principal percussionist of the Lille National Orchestra.
Visiting professor at ESMD University in Lille.
Zildjian artist.










S T A N 
D E L A N N O Y
Founding member

Professor at Summer Brass And Percussion Academy Eurocuivres.
Freelance percussionist and drummer.
Member of the Babil Collective,  Ensemble Links and Lamoureux Orchestra.
Professeur at CRD of Mantes la Jolie.



F R A N Ç O I S
G A R N I E R
Founding member

Freelance percussionist.
Professor at CRD of Issy-les-Moulineaux








R O M A I N  
M A I S O N N A S S E
Founding member

Professor at CRR of Saint-Maur-des-Fossés.
Associate Principal Percussionist of the Marseille Philharmonic Opera Orchestra.











P I E R R E - O L I V I E R
S C H M I T T

Professor at the Conservatory of Drancy.
Freelance percussionist.
Arranger.




H E R V É
T R O V E L
Founding member

Freelance musician

Percussionist and timpani player: Les arts florissants, Champs-Elysées Orchestra.
 




G I L L E S
D U R O T
Founding member


Soloist of the Ensemble Intercontemporain.
Soloist of the Ensemble Multilatérale.
Founding member of the K/D/M Trio.
Professor at CNSMDP.





N I C O L A S
L A M O T H E
Founding member


Percussionist of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France.
Professor at Claude Debussy Conservatory of the 17th District of Paris.
Zildjian Artist.





B E N O I T
M A U R I N
Percussionniste freelance

Freelance percussionist.
Member of the ensemble Le Balcon and Les Frivolités Parisiennes.












V A S S I L E N A
S E R A F I M O V A
Co-Artistic Director

International soloist.
Professor at HEMU de Lausanne. Professor at Summer Brass And Percussion Academy Eurocuivres.
Marimba professor at the Maurice Ravel Conservatory of the 13th District of Paris.
Founder and artistic director of the International Marimba And Percussion Festival In Bulgaria.
Zildjian, Adams Musical Instruments and Vibrawell artist.




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