MEET THE LECTURERS
The french Trio SR9 promotes a creative vision of contemporary western drumming. Their special way of reviewing and transcribing the works of the great composers shows how actively they commit to classical and contemporary musical heritage. It led them to study closely the complete works of Johann Sebastian BACH and they worked on a specific piece of it. They released their first CD "Bach au marimba" in October 2015 under the Label Naïve.
The Trio SR9 was created in 2010 at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon. In the past five years, they appeared on many stages and at large number of festivals, in France and abroad. In 2012, they won three prizes at the International Music Competition in Luxembourg: the First Prize, the Press Prize and the Public Prize. They are also laureate of the FNAPEC Chamber Music Competition in 2012 and of the Fondation Banque Populaire in 2016.
Marianna Bednarska is a young polish percussionist, whose outstanding musicality, artistic versatility and charming personality strongly engage audiences around the world. Her musical language clearly exposes the richness of musical styles, that combine various performance traditions and diversity of musical eras with innovative elements of musical theater and electronics.
Marianna Bednarska completed the secondary education in 2012 and continued the studies in bachelor degree at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, where she graduated in 2017 with highest marks. In 2019, she passed her master’s degree exams with distinction at the Haute Ècole de Musique in Geneva, where she is currently studying for her Certificate of Advanced Studies.
Marianna Bednarska is a Yamaha Artist since 2019.
Till Lingenberg begins his percussion studies at Conservatoire Cantonal de Sion, Switzerland at the age of 5. He has won multiple solo and duo prizes at nationals competitions during his young years. He then integrates the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve at the age of 15 where he graduated with a soloist master degree in 2018. He has been part of various orchestras in Switzerland and abroad such as the Verbier Festival Orchestra, et l'Orchestre de la Suisse-Romande. He also has a strong interest in chamber music, having played with percussion ensembles Eklekto in Geneva and DeciBells in Basel as well as founding the duo Percussion CYTi with Chiao-Yuan Chang since 2015. In 2017 and 2018, he got awarded the prix d’études du Pour-cent culturel Migros, Switzerland. In November 2019 He receives a 3rd prize at the prestigious Concours de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland. Besides percussion, Till also has a strong interest in electronic music production and Jazz Vibraphone.
Jean-Baptiste Leclère has been holding a position as Principal Percussion solo in the Opéra National de Paris Orchestra since 2013, after being successfully accepted as an Associated
Principal Percussion in 2007.
He studied percussions with Daniel Sauvage, then Michel Gastaud before joining the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in 2005 in Michel Cerutti, Florent Jodelet and Eric Sammut's classes.
His determination to bring together French eclectic percussion personalities drove him to foundthe Paris Percussion Group in 2014. He is the Artistic Director with Vassilena Serafimova and works with composers as Yan Maresz, Philippe Schoeller, Alexandros Markeas or even Yann Robin.
Born into a family of musicians in 1985, Vassilena Serafimova is the first Bulgarian percussionist to be awarded the Second Prize of the 56th ARD International Music Competition in Munich and the First Prize of the Fifth World International Marimba Competition in Stuttgart. She won the Grand Prix of the 10th International Competition Music and Earth as a soloist as well as the First Prize as a member of the Percussion Ensemble Accent, founded by her parents Avgustina and Simeon Serafimov. She received the Young Musician of the Year Award in Bulgaria in 2008 as well as the First Prize of the Music Critics in the 18th International Festival of Central Europe in Slovakia.
In 2014, Vassilena made her debut in Carnegie Hall of New York. One year later, together with Thomas Enhco (piano), she was the first marimba player in history to perform at the French Awards Ceremony Victoires de la Musique. In 2016, the duo recorded their first album titled Funambules for Deutsche Grammophon.