A.R.D. International Competition
Sejourne Marimba Concerto
Munich, Germany
1st - 11th September

In September I will travel to Munich to take part in the 63rd A.R.D. competition. The percussion competition is held only once every 7 years and I've been practicing for that long! :-)

Following that I will be performing Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin and will also be doing another round of workshops for West Cork Music.

Alex Petcu concert image
Declan English    


Alex Petcu percussion
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