2017 Instrumental Solo Revelation of the 24th edition of the Victoires de la Musique Classique, Adelaide Ferriere is the first percussionist ever awarded at this ceremony.
After his classical percussion studies Bart (born 2 June 1961, Anderlecht, Belgium) studied marimba with Robert Van Sice and followed master classes with Keiko Abe, Gordon Stout, Steven Schick ...
Born on July 24, 1938, in the Bronx, New York, Mike Mainieri started to learn vibraphone from the age of 12 and made his professional debut at the age of 14. After performing as a member of the Buddy Rich Band, he served as a pioneer in the New York style fusion movement as a band leader of legendary groups, including White Elephant, L'Image, STEPS and STEPS AHEAD together with Steve Gadd, Michael Brecker and other artists in 1970s.
The Russian-Greek percussionist Theodor Milkov is one of the most innovative marimba players , whose repertoire includes contemporary music, as well as music written for harpsichord and piano from baroque to classical epoch.
Percussionist, Minh-Tâm Nguyen studied at the National Conservatory of Nice and then at the National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon. Passionate about new technologies, sound research, image and movement, he is a percussionist / dancer in the show Echoa of the Arcosm company, and feeds his experience of his meetings and artistic collaborations thanks to a dynamic of trans disciplinary research, at the cross of various musical universes.
Franco Cardaropoli, born in 1974 in Salerno and started to study music as he was 7 years old. From 2000 till today, Franco Cardaropoli is a member of the Teatro S. Carlo Opera House Orchestra and plays Yamaha Concert Drums.