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An Evening with the Classics
Sejourne Marimba Concerto
St. Mary's Church, Clonmel
18th October


Looking forward to performing this concert with my girlfriend, Kelley Lonergan :-)

I'm also preparing for our performance of Pleiades with the Beyond Border Percussion Group at the 2014 Tromp Compeition. Some tough music but looking forward to seeing all of my colleagues from Tromp.




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Claudia Hansen                  


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


Alex Petcu's performance of an unusually busy bass drum part was never overstated and always sensitive to Yuasa's (the conductor's) demands.

Karen Dervan, Sunday Tribune, - Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring", National Concert Hall of Ireland