Joseph Pereira

Signature Artist
Joseph is the Principal Timpanist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic by Esa Pekka Salonen in 2007. Previously he was the Assistant Principal Timpanist/Section Percussionist of the New York Philharmonic from January 1998 to September 2008. He currently runs the percussion department at USC’s Thornton School of Music. Pereira received his master’s degree in percussion from The Juilliard School and a double bachelor’s degree in performance and composition/theory from Boston University.

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Joseph Pereira

Signature Artist
Joseph is the Principal Timpanist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic by Esa Pekka Salonen in 2007. Previously he was the Assistant Principal Timpanist/Section Percussionist of the New York Philharmonic from January 1998 to September 2008. He currently runs the percussion department at USC’s Thornton School of Music. Pereira received his master’s degree in percussion from The Juilliard School and a double bachelor’s degree in performance and composition/theory from Boston University.

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David Herbert

Signature Artist
David is currently the Principal Timpanist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a post he has held since July 2013 after being appointed by Music Director Riccardo Muti. Prior to joining the CSO, he served as principal timpanist of the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) and the New World Symphony. He is widely considered a leader of cutting-edge solo timpani repertoire, accomplishing many commissions and world premiere performances every year.

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David Herbert

Signature Artist
David is currently the Principal Timpanist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a post he has held since July 2013 after being appointed by Music Director Riccardo Muti. Prior to joining the CSO, he served as principal timpanist of the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) and the New World Symphony. He is widely considered a leader of cutting-edge solo timpani repertoire, accomplishing many commissions and world premiere performances every year.

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Michael Oberaigner

Signature Artist
Michael is the Solo Pauker for the Konzerthaus Orchestra in Berlin. He joined the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin in 2009 to become one of Germanys youngest principal timpanists. Since then he also became a frequent guest player with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radio Symphony Orchestra Hamburg and the State Operas of Munich, Berlin and Vienna among others.

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Nick Stoup

Signature Artist
Nicholas is currently the Principal Timpanist of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto Canada. He performs regularly with some of the world’s major orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with many of today’s great conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel, Pierre Boulez and was principal percussionist/timpanist with the Orquesta Comunidad Valenciana from 2004-2011, working with conductors Zubin Mehta and Lorin Maazel. He also has appeared as a soloist with the LA Philharmonic playing the Philip Glass Concerto for 2 Timpani along with Jason Ginter.

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Nick Stoup

Signature Artist
Nicholas is currently the Principal Timpanist of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto Canada. He performs regularly with some of the world’s major orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with many of today’s great conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel, Pierre Boulez and was principal percussionist/timpanist with the Orquesta Comunidad Valenciana from 2004-2011, working with conductors Zubin Mehta and Lorin Maazel. He also has appeared as a soloist with the LA Philharmonic playing the Philip Glass Concerto for 2 Timpani along with Jason Ginter.

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Zhengdao Lu

Signature Artist

Zhengdao is the Assistant Timpanist and Section Percussionist of the China National Opera Orchestra since 2007, and serves on the faculty of Shenyang Conservatory of Music.

A graduate of the Central Conservatory with B.M and M.M degrees, Mr. Lu studied with distinguished professors Liu Guangsi and Liu Gang, Assistant Professor/Principal Timpanist of the National Centre for Performance Arts Orchestra (NCPA).

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Frank Aarnink

Artist
Frank was born in Holland and moved to Iceland in 2001. He is currently a Timpanist and Percussionist in the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. He has played timpani with the Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra, including a tour to Russia with Vladimir Ashkenazy as well as playing with the Icelandic Opera, Caput Ensemble and more.

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Frank Aarnink

Artist
Frank was born in Holland and moved to Iceland in 2001. He is currently a Timpanist and Percussionist in the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. He has played timpani with the Reykjavik Chamber Orchestra, including a tour to Russia with Vladimir Ashkenazy as well as playing with the Icelandic Opera, Caput Ensemble and more.

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Kyle Acuncius

Artist

Kyle is Principal Timpanist of the Sun Symphony Orchestra, Vietnam. He has previously held positions as Principal Percussionist of the Terre Haute Symphony and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and has performed regularly as a member of a diverse spectrum of professional orchestras and wind ensembles including the Syracuse Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Columbus Philharmonic Orchestra, Rome Festival Orchestra and the Distinguished Concerts International New York’s Wind Ensemble.

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Christia Balea

Artist

Național Radio Orchestra Bucharest

Principal Timpanist

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Christia Balea

Artist

Național Radio Orchestra Bucharest

Principal Timpanist

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Joel Biedrzycki

Artist

Joel is Timpanist and Percussionist for the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been a member of the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra since 2014 and has held the principal timpani/percussion position since 2016. He also recently became adjunct professor at the Nagoya University of the Arts. Previously, Joel was a core member with the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra for two and a half years.

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Tristan Blum

Artist

Tristan BLUM is an active musician as percussionist, teacher, and composer. After studying classical piano, he joined the CNR of Metz in 1991 in the class of Eric Chartier then got 4 first prizes in percussion and chamber music. A few years later, he will take part in the Acantes Center, which has approached the great composers of contemporary music (P. Manoury, H.Dutilleux, P.Boulez and I.Xenakis), and Sylvio Gualda, timpanist of the Paris Opera .

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Tristan Blum

Artist

Tristan BLUM is an active musician as percussionist, teacher, and composer. After studying classical piano, he joined the CNR of Metz in 1991 in the class of Eric Chartier then got 4 first prizes in percussion and chamber music. A few years later, he will take part in the Acantes Center, which has approached the great composers of contemporary music (P. Manoury, H.Dutilleux, P.Boulez and I.Xenakis), and Sylvio Gualda, timpanist of the Paris Opera .

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Alison Chang

Artist
Alison Chang is the Principal Timpanist of the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet. She is also the Principal Timpanist of the Michigan Opera Theater, a position she has held since 2014. Born in Taichung, Taiwan Alison studied at the San Francisco Conservatory with David Herbert, and also at the Boston Conservatory. She has also held the position of Principal Timpanist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago

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Alison Chang

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Alison Chang is the Principal Timpanist of the Houston Grand Opera and the Houston Ballet. She is also the Principal Timpanist of the Michigan Opera Theater, a position she has held since 2014. Born in Taichung, Taiwan Alison studied at the San Francisco Conservatory with David Herbert, and also at the Boston Conservatory. She has also held the position of Principal Timpanist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago

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Ken Every

Artist
Ken is the Principal Timpanist of the Jacksonville Symphony, Grand Teton Music Festival, where he recently celebrated his 25th season. He is Adjunct Professor of Timpani at the University of North Florida.

Kenneth graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Gerald Carlyss and Michael Bookspan. He later went on to receive his Master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied under Paul Yancich.

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Ken Every

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Ken is the Principal Timpanist of the Jacksonville Symphony, Grand Teton Music Festival, where he recently celebrated his 25th season. He is Adjunct Professor of Timpani at the University of North Florida.

Kenneth graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Gerald Carlyss and Michael Bookspan. He later went on to receive his Master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied under Paul Yancich.

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Carmelo Gulloto

Artist
Principal Percussionist and Assistant Principal Timpanist

Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI- Italy

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Ruben Hernandez

Artist
Ruben is the Percussionist and Educator in Baja Mexico. He previously was the Principal Timpanist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He is currently a member of “Blue Kiss Trio” (Classical-Jazz-Crossover) , “Elixir Solar” (Flamenco-Classical-Bossa-Fusion), and the Folk-Rock-Klezmer band “La Ballena de Jonas”. He also serves as a current guest for the “Baja California Orchestra”, the “Tijuana Camerata”, and for “Madame Ur y sus Hombres” (Jazzy Trip-Hop). And he teaches percussion/drums at the San Diego Youth Symphony, OPUS Community Project and the Tijuana Youth Symphony.

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Ruben Hernandez

Artist
Ruben is the Percussionist and Educator in Baja Mexico. He previously was the Principal Timpanist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He is currently a member of “Blue Kiss Trio” (Classical-Jazz-Crossover) , “Elixir Solar” (Flamenco-Classical-Bossa-Fusion), and the Folk-Rock-Klezmer band “La Ballena de Jonas”. He also serves as a current guest for the “Baja California Orchestra”, the “Tijuana Camerata”, and for “Madame Ur y sus Hombres” (Jazzy Trip-Hop). And he teaches percussion/drums at the San Diego Youth Symphony, OPUS Community Project and the Tijuana Youth Symphony.

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Michael Israelievitch

Artist
Michael Israelievitch was named Principal Timpanist/Solo Pauker of the SWR Symphony Orchestra with immediate tenure in September 2016, following one season acting as Principal Timpanist of the San Francisco Symphony and six seasons as Principal Timpanist of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO).

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Michael Israelievitch

Artist
Michael Israelievitch was named Principal Timpanist/Solo Pauker of the SWR Symphony Orchestra with immediate tenure in September 2016, following one season acting as Principal Timpanist of the San Francisco Symphony and six seasons as Principal Timpanist of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO).

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Timothy Jepson

Artist
Timothy Jepson became Principal Timpanist of the Kansas City Symphony in August of 1983. A native of Iowa, Tim graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City where he began his professional career at the age of 18. Tim studied with various teachers including Salvatore Rabbio. Tim was a percussionist with the Kansas City Brass and performed with festivals including the Sunflower Music Festival in Kansas and the Western Slope Music Festival in Crested Butte, Colorado. He has been an active educator, clinician, adjudicator and has served on the faculty of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.

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Timothy Jepson

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Timothy Jepson became Principal Timpanist of the Kansas City Symphony in August of 1983. A native of Iowa, Tim graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City where he began his professional career at the age of 18. Tim studied with various teachers including Salvatore Rabbio. Tim was a percussionist with the Kansas City Brass and performed with festivals including the Sunflower Music Festival in Kansas and the Western Slope Music Festival in Crested Butte, Colorado. He has been an active educator, clinician, adjudicator and has served on the faculty of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.

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Szabolcs Joó

Artist
Szabolcs Joó is the Principal Timpanist of the Hungarian National Philharmonic and head of percussion department of the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary. He has been awarded in numerous percussion competitions in Belgium, Czech Republic and Hungary.

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Szabolcs Joó

Artist
Szabolcs Joó is the Principal Timpanist of the Hungarian National Philharmonic and head of percussion department of the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary. He has been awarded in numerous percussion competitions in Belgium, Czech Republic and Hungary.

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Roxan Jurkevich

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Roxan plays Percussion and Timpani in the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. She is a dynamic, multi-faceted percussionist whose many musical influences allow her the freedom to perform in a myriad of musical styles. In the Classical realm, she has been Principal Percussionist/Assistant Principal Timpanist with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (“OBC” – Orquestra Simfónica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya) since the 1991-92 season, with whom she’s appeared various times as soloist, performing the world premiere of Alejandro Civilotti’s Rhapsódia para Percusión y Orquesta (Tarragona, 1994), as well as recording the timpani solo on Franz Waxman’s Sinfonietta for String Orchestra and Timpani (Koch records, 1998).

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Kanstantsin Kalesnikau

Artist
Kanstantsin has been Principal Timpanist with the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra (Kazan, Russia) since 2016. Previously, he was percussionist with the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of the Republic of Belarus, principal percussionist with Alexandrinsky Theater (St. Petersburg), principal timpanist with Opera and Ballet Theater of the St. Petersburg Conservatory and Symphony Orchestra of the State Academic Capella of St. Petersburg.

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Kanstantsin Kalesnikau

Artist
Kanstantsin has been Principal Timpanist with the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra (Kazan, Russia) since 2016. Previously, he was percussionist with the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of the Republic of Belarus, principal percussionist with Alexandrinsky Theater (St. Petersburg), principal timpanist with Opera and Ballet Theater of the St. Petersburg Conservatory and Symphony Orchestra of the State Academic Capella of St. Petersburg.

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Daniel Kaminski

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Daniel is Principal Timpanist for the Warsaw National Symphony Orchestra. He was previously the co-principal timpanist, soloist, of the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw, Poland. Daniel holds Master of Music degrees from the F. Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw and the University of Akron School of Music. He received his Doctorate from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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Takeshi Kubota

Artist
Timpanist

Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra

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Takeshi Kubota

Artist
Timpanist

Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra

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Steven Logan

Artist
Steven is Principal Timpanist for the Auckland Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand in 2016 by Music Director Giordano Bellincampi. He is a dynamic performer with a diverse musical background. In addition to his performing at the APO, Mr. Logan has spent two seasons as principal timpanist of the Santa Monica Symphony, and has played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on both timpani and percussion.

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David Lu

Artist
David is the Assistant Principal Timpanist and Section Percussionist of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, a capacity he began serving in 2018. David has performed with a myriad of ensembles, including the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, and the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed in concert tour productions by Salute to Vienna, Video Games Live, Evanescence, Lindsey Stirling, and The Indigo Girls. Mr. Lu’s previous summer engagements include the Princeton Festival and the Miami Summer Music Festival.

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David Lu

Artist
David is the Assistant Principal Timpanist and Section Percussionist of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, a capacity he began serving in 2018. David has performed with a myriad of ensembles, including the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, and the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed in concert tour productions by Salute to Vienna, Video Games Live, Evanescence, Lindsey Stirling, and The Indigo Girls. Mr. Lu’s previous summer engagements include the Princeton Festival and the Miami Summer Music Festival.

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Andrei Malashenko

Artist
Andrei has been Principal Timpanist for the Orchestra Symphonique du Montréal since 1999. Prior to his appointment in Montreal, he was the principal timpanist of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra where he also taught at the University of Victoria in Wellington. He has also played timpani and percussion with various ensembles such as the New Zealand Chamber Orchestra, Imusici de Montreal and the McGill Chamber Orchestra.

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Ilja Melikhov

Artist
Ilja is Co-Principal Timpanist and Principal Percussionist for the Russian National Orchestra, Moscow.

He has performed with London Philarmonic Orchesrta (Vladimir Yurovskiy), Seattle Simphony orchestra (Gerard Schwartz), Chinese National orchestra (Jose Serebrier), CIS Youth Orchestra (Vladimir Spivakov), Russian State Simphony E. Svetlanov orchestra (Alexander Lazarev), Moscow Filarmonic orchestra in UN General Assembly and Carnegie Hall in New York, the congress hall of UNESCO in Paris, Barbican center and Royal Albert hall in London, Beijing opera theater.

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Ilja Melikhov

Artist
Ilja is Co-Principal Timpanist and Principal Percussionist for the Russian National Orchestra, Moscow.

He has performed with London Philarmonic Orchesrta (Vladimir Yurovskiy), Seattle Simphony orchestra (Gerard Schwartz), Chinese National orchestra (Jose Serebrier), CIS Youth Orchestra (Vladimir Spivakov), Russian State Simphony E. Svetlanov orchestra (Alexander Lazarev), Moscow Filarmonic orchestra in UN General Assembly and Carnegie Hall in New York, the congress hall of UNESCO in Paris, Barbican center and Royal Albert hall in London, Beijing opera theater.

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Marios Nicolaou

Artist
Marios Nicolaou is the principal Timpanist of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, a position he was appointed to in 2015. He has also been timpanist of the Ballet Orchestra of the Greek National Opera (2007-08). As a percussionist has collaborated with the most of the greek orchestras (Athens State Orchestra, the Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Colours, the Camerata Orchestra)

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Marios Nicolaou

Artist
Marios Nicolaou is the principal Timpanist of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, a position he was appointed to in 2015. He has also been timpanist of the Ballet Orchestra of the Greek National Opera (2007-08). As a percussionist has collaborated with the most of the greek orchestras (Athens State Orchestra, the Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Colours, the Camerata Orchestra)

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Torbjørn Ottersen

Artist
Torbjørn is the Principal Timpanist with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway and has worked with them since 2005. Previously, he was percussionist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Norway) from 1998 to 2005. Torbjørn has also performed as timpanist with several orchestras abroad, including the Berner Symphonie-Orchester in Switzerland and the Royal Opera Orchestra in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Torbjørn Ottersen

Artist
Torbjørn is the Principal Timpanist with the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway and has worked with them since 2005. Previously, he was percussionist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Norway) from 1998 to 2005. Torbjørn has also performed as timpanist with several orchestras abroad, including the Berner Symphonie-Orchester in Switzerland and the Royal Opera Orchestra in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Dr. Kae Hashimoto Reed

Artist
Dr. Kae Hashimoto Reed has been the Principal Timpanist of the Fort Smith Symphony since 2018.

Dr. Reed is a native of Japan currently active in the United States. Dr. Reed has performed with the Fort Smith Symphony, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Summer Mahler Project, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Petersburg State Orchestra, and the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.

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Dr. Kae Hashimoto Reed

Artist
Dr. Kae Hashimoto Reed has been the Principal Timpanist of the Fort Smith Symphony since 2018.

Dr. Reed is a native of Japan currently active in the United States. Dr. Reed has performed with the Fort Smith Symphony, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Summer Mahler Project, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Petersburg State Orchestra, and the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.

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Jesus Rivera

Artist
Jesus is the Principal Timpanist at Juarez University Orchestra “OSUACJ”, and Educator as Percussion intern teacher at the same Juarez University “UACJ”, also teaches drum set at “Tecnologico De Monterrey” high school.

Jesus Manuel Avila Rivera is one of the first percussionist on the city once considered “One of the most violent cities in the World Ciudad Juarez“ wich now has been recovered after years of community progress trough programs like Music and access to Culture among others.

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Jesus Rivera

Artist
Jesus is the Principal Timpanist at Juarez University Orchestra “OSUACJ”, and Educator as Percussion intern teacher at the same Juarez University “UACJ”, also teaches drum set at “Tecnologico De Monterrey” high school.

Jesus Manuel Avila Rivera is one of the first percussionist on the city once considered “One of the most violent cities in the World Ciudad Juarez“ wich now has been recovered after years of community progress trough programs like Music and access to Culture among others.

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Julian Romero Pacheco

Artist
Julian is the Principal Timpanist and Chief of the Percussion section
of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Mexico

He is member of the percussions section of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Mexico (OSN) since 1992; in 2002 he won the national contest to occupy the position as Principal Timpanist and Chief of the Percussion section, of the aforementioned Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, the most representative orchestra in Mexico.

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Charles Ross

Artist
Charles has been the Principal Timpanist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 2003. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he has performed, toured, and recorded as timpanist with many orchestras in the U.S. and abroad; among them include the Philadelphia Orchestra, La Scala Opera, Baltimore Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, RAI (Radio Orchestra) of Torino, (Italy), Chatauqua Festival Orchestra, and the Moscow and Philadelphia Chamber Orchestras, as well as with acclaimed Baroque ensembles, New York Collegium, VOX Amadeus, and the Philadelphia Classical Symphony.

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Charles Ross

Artist
Charles has been the Principal Timpanist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 2003. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he has performed, toured, and recorded as timpanist with many orchestras in the U.S. and abroad; among them include the Philadelphia Orchestra, La Scala Opera, Baltimore Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, RAI (Radio Orchestra) of Torino, (Italy), Chatauqua Festival Orchestra, and the Moscow and Philadelphia Chamber Orchestras, as well as with acclaimed Baroque ensembles, New York Collegium, VOX Amadeus, and the Philadelphia Classical Symphony.

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Pedro Sá

Artist
Dr. Pedro is Principal Timpanist for the Orquestra Petrobras Sinfônica. He performed with many orchestras, like Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (with Luciano Pavarotti) and Petrobras Symphony Orchestra, besides others symphony orchestras in Brazil, under the batons of Lorin Maazel, Charles Dutoit, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Hubert Soudant, among others. During the 2015-2016 season, he performed the première of Dimitri Cervo’s Concertante for Timpani and Orchestra, with Petrobras Symphony Orchestra.

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Oscar Salazar

Artist
Oscar is Timpanist and Section Percussionist for the Queretaro State Philharmonic Orchestra. He was appointed to the percussion section of the Queretaro State Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000, and in 2002 was promoted to position of Timpanist. Mr. Salazar received his bachelor’s degree in Percussion Performance from the Mexico State Conservatory of Music, where he graduated with an Honorable Mention. His instructor, and guide during his artistic education was Professor Jose Luis Barquera G. Percussionist with the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra.

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Oscar Salazar

Artist
Oscar is Timpanist and Section Percussionist for the Queretaro State Philharmonic Orchestra. He was appointed to the percussion section of the Queretaro State Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000, and in 2002 was promoted to position of Timpanist. Mr. Salazar received his bachelor’s degree in Percussion Performance from the Mexico State Conservatory of Music, where he graduated with an Honorable Mention. His instructor, and guide during his artistic education was Professor Jose Luis Barquera G. Percussionist with the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra.

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Marcos Serrano

Artist
Marcos is Principal Timpanist at the National Symphony Orchestra or Argentina. He also was principal timpanist at the Colon Theatre Opera Orchestra. As timpanist was invited to play with the Colon Theater Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Bariloche, Opera Festival Association Orchestra, UCA University Orchestra, Cámara Mayo Orchestra, “Juan de Dios Filiberto” Orchestra.

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Louis Siu

Artist
Louis is Percussionist for the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Toolbox Percussion, as well as Creative Director for MUSE3. Siu served as Principal Percussionist of the Macao Orchestra and was one of the founding members of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. His orchestral appearances include concerts and tour with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Qatar Philharmonic, Pacific Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Asian Youth Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Orchestra, and the Busan Maru International Music Festival, he was an ExxonMobil New Vision Artist at the 40th Hong Kong Arts Festival.

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Louis Siu

Artist
Louis is Percussionist for the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Toolbox Percussion, as well as Creative Director for MUSE3. Siu served as Principal Percussionist of the Macao Orchestra and was one of the founding members of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. His orchestral appearances include concerts and tour with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Qatar Philharmonic, Pacific Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Asian Youth Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Orchestra, and the Busan Maru International Music Festival, he was an ExxonMobil New Vision Artist at the 40th Hong Kong Arts Festival.

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Marinos Tranoudakis

Artist
Marinos is Principal Timpanist National Opera of Greece, Athens.

Born in Athens Greece 1984. He studied percussion under Konstantinos Vorissis and Konstantinos Theodorakos.

He continued his studies in Hochschule für Musik Detmold (Germany) under Prof. Peter Prommel.

At the same time he studied privately timpani under the Berlin Philharmonic timpanist Wieland Welzel and the Bochumer Symphoniker timpanist Arend Weitzel.

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Chris Tusa

Artist
American percussionist Chris Tusa joined the Wuhan Philharmonic as Principal Timpanist in March 2013. He has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Southwest Florida Philharmonic, Palm Beach Pops Orchestra, Breckenridge Music Festival, and the New World Symphony.

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Chris Tusa

Artist
American percussionist Chris Tusa joined the Wuhan Philharmonic as Principal Timpanist in March 2013. He has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Southwest Florida Philharmonic, Palm Beach Pops Orchestra, Breckenridge Music Festival, and the New World Symphony.

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Jose Luis Ureña Gonzales

Artist
José Luis is the Principal Timpanist of the National Orchestra of Dominican Republic. In addition, Jose Luis teaches drum set at the National Conservatory of Music of D.R., classical percussion in the Elementary Music School Elila Mena, the APEC high school, and the Foundation Festiband. Jose Luis is the co-musical director and percussionist of the first classical percussion group in Dominican Republic, ATEZA’O. Along with being a timpanist, Jose Luis is the conductor of the Youth Dominican Orchestra of Winds (ODV) and is the assistant conductor of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of San Pedro de Macoris.

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Jose Luis Ureña Gonzales

Artist
José Luis is the Principal Timpanist of the National Orchestra of Dominican Republic. In addition, Jose Luis teaches drum set at the National Conservatory of Music of D.R., classical percussion in the Elementary Music School Elila Mena, the APEC high school, and the Foundation Festiband. Jose Luis is the co-musical director and percussionist of the first classical percussion group in Dominican Republic, ATEZA’O. Along with being a timpanist, Jose Luis is the conductor of the Youth Dominican Orchestra of Winds (ODV) and is the assistant conductor of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of San Pedro de Macoris.

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Andrew Watkins

Artist
Andrew has served as the Assistant Principal Timpanist and Section Percussionist with the San Diego Symphony since February 2010. A native of Champaign, Illinois, he began his percussion studies at the age of twelve. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with William Moersch and Ricardo Flores and went on to receive his Master of Music degree at the Chicago College of Performing Arts under the tutelage of Ed Harrison and Vadim Karpinos. He furthered his post-graduate education at the New England Conservatory with Will Hudgins and later at Lynn University with Ted Atkatz.

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Andrew Watkins

Artist
Andrew has served as the Assistant Principal Timpanist and Section Percussionist with the San Diego Symphony since February 2010. A native of Champaign, Illinois, he began his percussion studies at the age of twelve. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with William Moersch and Ricardo Flores and went on to receive his Master of Music degree at the Chicago College of Performing Arts under the tutelage of Ed Harrison and Vadim Karpinos. He furthered his post-graduate education at the New England Conservatory with Will Hudgins and later at Lynn University with Ted Atkatz.

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Bill Wiggins

Artist

Bill was Principal Timpanist (retired) for the Nashville Symphony Orchestra holding that position since 1969. He is Associate Professor of Timpani and Percussion at the Blair School of Music of Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee. He can be heard on recordings on the Naxos, Decca, Mercury and Magnatone labels including Grammy Award winning recordings of music of Michael Daugherty, Joseph Schwantner and Joan Tower.

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Bill Wiggins

Artist

Bill was Principal Timpanist (retired) for the Nashville Symphony Orchestra holding that position since 1969. He is Associate Professor of Timpani and Percussion at the Blair School of Music of Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee. He can be heard on recordings on the Naxos, Decca, Mercury and Magnatone labels including Grammy Award winning recordings of music of Michael Daugherty, Joseph Schwantner and Joan Tower.

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James Wyman

Artist
James joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as the Principal Timpanist at the start of the 2013-14 season. Prior to his appointment with the BSO, James held Principal Timpani positions with the Erie Philharmonic, the Reading Symphony, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. He has also performed with the West Virginia Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, City Music Cleveland, and spent one summer performing with the Brevard Festival Orchestra.

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James Wyman

Artist
James joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as the Principal Timpanist at the start of the 2013-14 season. Prior to his appointment with the BSO, James held Principal Timpani positions with the Erie Philharmonic, the Reading Symphony, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. He has also performed with the West Virginia Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, City Music Cleveland, and spent one summer performing with the Brevard Festival Orchestra.

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Angela Zator Nelson

Artist
Associate Principal Timpanist and Section Percussionist

The Philadelphia Orchestra

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Angela Zator Nelson

Artist
Associate Principal Timpanist and Section Percussionist

The Philadelphia Orchestra

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