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Concerts with the Con Tempo Quartet
Jan 28th, Feb 12th and 13th

Music by Ney Rosauro, Osvaldo Golijov and Sam Perkin


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Irish Composers Collective
Feb 7th, Triskel TDC
7 new solo percussion pieces
Bangers and Crash Percussion
Feb 7th, North Main St.

New piece using materials from North Main St. shops.


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Hard Rain Ensemble
Feb 6th, Belfast

Music by Eliott Carter, Pierre Boulez, Ian Wilson, Greg Caffrey


Some more exciting projects for next year! Check out the engagements page.




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Petcu Colan’s Rising Star performance was memorable no less for the breadth of technique than for the comparable range of emotion, expression and mood.

Andrew Johnstone, Irish Times, - NCH Rising Star Recital


With overlapping rhythms, this drum solo becomes more and more frenetic as it progresses and has Crash's ambidextrous Alex Petcu no less frenzied.

Pat O'Kelly, Irish Independent, - Crash Ensemble, New Music Dublin festival, 2014


Petcu-Colan's musicianship on marimba and vibraphone was spellbinding.

Dick O'Riordan, Sunday Business Post, - Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year competition, 2013


Assured technique, mature musicianship, a varied programme and a communicative stage presence ensured that Alex Petcu-Colan charmed his audience.

Declan Townsend, Irish Examiner, - Crawford Summer Lunchtime Concert Series