Cork School Of Music Doors 1:00 pm - Admission: FREE
Back to Back Percussion features the percussionist, Alex Petcu, performing two concerts on a huge array of percussion instruments including drums, gongs, marimbas, and junk percussion. He will perform solo works by some of the biggest names in New Music such as Louis Andriessen, Iannis Xenakis and the Irish composer, Donnacha Dennehy.
An Irish musician of Romanian origin, Alex has been making himself known both nationally and internationally, as a solo, chamber and orchestral percussionist of the finest calibre.
He has performed with the R.T.E. Concert Orchestra, worked with the Lucerne Festival Academy under guidance by the legendary, Pierre Boulez, and has given solo recitals at the West Cork Chamber Music festival and Summer Lunchtime Concert Series among others. In 2010 he participated in the Tromp International Percussion Competition, the most prestigious international competition for percussion, where he reached the semi-finals.
Alex is very active in the music scene in Cork. One of his passions is working with composers and championing new music. Last year he set up the Cork New Music Ensemble who have already performed 18 new compositions by local composers, as well as performed other newly composed pieces.