Alexandre Esperet



Alexandre studied percussion successively at the conservatories of Avignon, Creteil, and in the CNSMD of Lyon under the guidance of Jean Geoffroy. He also learned
piano, composition, jazz and rock music. During his studies, he won several international competitions: 1st prize at the Marimba Competition in Cannes (2008); Audience Prize & Dr. Glatt Prize at the Geneva International Competition (2009); 1st Prize, Audience Prize and Press Prize at Tromp Percussion Competition in Eindhoven (2012). Alexandre is an eclectic percussionist, eager to collaborate with other artistic forms. Therefore he has worked with many choreographers and stage directors. Between 2011 and 2014, he performed more than a hundred times in Europe, USA and Japan the dance and music-theatre show Traverse with the Arcosm Cie.

In 2010 he created the music-theatre company Kahlua with his friend Matthieu Benigno. Together, they wrote a show for children called Black Box, and a piece entitled Ceci n’est pas une balle published by Alfonce Productions Editions, and which is now being performed in more than 20 different countries. Also in 2010, he founded the SR9 Trio with Paul Changarnier and Nicolas Cousin. The ensemble won the 2012 International Percussion Competition of Luxembourg and the European Competition Musique d’ensemble FNAPEC. Together they created the interdisciplinary shows MACHINE(s) and C O R P O R E L S (2015) and play concerts with 3 marimbas, including transcriptions and commissions to composers. Bach au marimba is released in 2015 under the Label Naïve and Alors, on danse? is planned for spring 2018. The trio is sponsored by Adams and Resta Jay Percussions.

Since 2016, he is member of the group Percussions de Strasbourg and takes part in the new tour of the famous Pléiades by Xénakis, and creates numerous new pieces for percussion (Thierry De Mey, Wen Chi Tsai, Karl Naegelen, Stéphane Magnin, Gabriel Sivak…) Moreover, Alexandre performs as a soloist worldwide (USA, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Russia, UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Slovakia, Lithuania, Georgia) for recitals or with the following ensembles: Ensemble Contemporain, SO Percussion, Shlagwerk Den Haag, Ensemble Contrechamps, Asko Schoënberg Ensemble, Britten Sinfonia. He premiered pieces from composers such as Nico Muhly, Karl Naegelen, Maxim Shalygin, Alin Gherman or Benoit Montambault. He had the chance to share his experience during master classes and clinics at the Boston Conservatory, Mc Gill University of Montréal, EMESP in Sao Paulo, Sensoku Gakuen in Kawasaki.

He was guest teacher in the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (The Netherlands) in 2015. In 2018-2019 he is assistant teacher for the master degree of the CNSMD of Lyon.

Showcase Concert:Tromp International Competition Winners Concert featuring Kai Strobel and Alexandre Esperet




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August 30, 2019