Radio Hall to host International Percussion Festival, March 10-15

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Prestigious percussionists from the world's famous venues will meet at the Radio Hal in Bucharest for an international percussion festival, March 10-15, Radio Romania public radio broadcaster reports.

Photo credit: Constantin Duma / AGERPRES ARHIVA

In a press release issued on Tuesday, Radio Romania reports that attending the event will be percussionists from Japan, Taiwan, Belgium, France and Romania, along with three of Radio Romania's ensembles — the National Radio Orchestra, the Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Radio Academic Choir, as well as the Percussion Studio Group made up of instrument player of the Radio orchestras and choirs.

Among the special guests of the festival are Taiwanese musician Chin Change Lin, a recipient of the European Soloist Champion Award in 2007; Japanese artist Shiniti Ueno, a pioneer of percussion music and the recipient of many international prizes; French musician Emmanuel Sejourne; Belgium's most famous percussionist Ludwig Albert, as well as the Game ensemble of Romania; the biNgbang ensemble of the Zagreb Music Academy; French conductor Amuray du Losel; flautist Ioana Turcu and German conductor Gerd Scahller conducting the National Radio Orchestra .

Initiator and arts coordinator of the event Alexandru Anastasiu has played with various symphonic orchestras, chamber music ensembles, including the Game ensemble, having also won accolades for his soloist career.

Anastasiu is also the initiator of interesting projects, including the world's first vibraphone festival in 2012 as part of the season of Radio Romania choirs and orchestras.

Batons carrying the signature of Anastasiu have been made by prestigious US company Mike Balter since 2013.

The International Percussion Festival at Radio Hall is scheduled to end festively with a gala of all the soloists and ensembles invited to the event, including the participation of the Radio Romania Academic Choir directed by Dan Goia. AGERPRES

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