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National Concert Hall Rising Star Recital
Music Network
Big percussion recital featuring many of the classics and great works of the percussion repertoire.
17th of February, 2015



Quarter Block Party
Music Network
Performance of Thierry de Mey's Musique de Table with the Bangers and Crash Percussion Group
6th of February, 2015







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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