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The World Percussion Group

Assembling the world’s elite

Artistic Director: Tim Palmer (Maraca2 Percussion Duo)
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WORLD PERCUSSION GROUP 2024 - TOUR INTRODUCTION


Are you a Percussionist, Drummer or a Composer of Percussion Music? The 'World Percussion Group' is recruiting Soloists, Ensemble Players and a Composer/Arranger-in-Residence for their next 2024 European touring group.






Whether you have a drum corps background or your strengths are in marimba playing, we want to hear from you. Our search for the world's elite musicians continues....Join the WPG for this incredible opportunity to work and perform alongside established percussionist Michael Burritt!

2024 will see the WPG return to the Baltics and tour Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Estonia and the UK. Here we will feature the World Premiere from our selected 2024 Composer/Arranger-in-Residence, showcase our Soloist and the rest of the WPG!

As a WPG 2024 member, you will have the opportunity to perform and deliver clinics at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn. The tour will finish with a grand finale concert at the prestigious Bridgewater Hall in Manchester as part of their Manchester mid-day Concert series.

This seasons tour will see us travel around the Baltic capitals via way of cruise ship P&O Britannia. The trip will offer plenty of opportunity to develop your teaching and performing skills whilst enjoying a relaxing travel experience. Perfect for networking with like-minded percussionists!



See what our 2019 artists had to say about their experience!


WORLD PERCUSSION GROUP 2019 REVIEW

Interested to find out about life behind the scenes at WPG? Our artists reflect on the WPG 2019 Spain and Portugal Tour.

"Using a cruise ship as a method of transport worked out extremely smoothly. The biggest takeaway from WPG was being able to meet percussionists, build connections and create ideas for future projects."
Cameron Leach - WPG 2017 Co-Principal


"It was a wonderful experience, after each performance, we just went back to the ship to relax!."
Samuel Chan - WPG 2017 Co-Principal



WORLD PERCUSSION GROUP 2019 IN CONCERT

Rehearsal footage from our 2019 Bridgewater Hall Debut in 2019.


WPG 2024 Bridgewater Hall Recital.
Tuesday 28th May 2024, 1.10pm




Example of WPG Audition Feedback Form






Testimonials: See just how valuable WPG can be to the next generation of upcoming Percussion Artists.



Ben Kelly signs on as official professional Videographer for both the 2023 & 2024 Tours




 Artistic Director Tim Palmer Shares his thoughts on the exciting tours lined up for 2023/4.




"I am delighted to be back guiding the WPG through its next phase of development. Establishing a unique blend of high quality educational content, presenting multiple opportunities for percussionists to hone their performing skills both as soloists and chamber musicians and providing a platform to promote the World's next generation of starlets has always been key to me! Long may it continue..."




Apply to be part of the WPG 2024 (Live Baltic Tour)

Soloist

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for Soloists
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Closes November 15, 2023,
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Ensemble & Existing Small Chamber Groups (Individual, Duo, Trio, Quartet)

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for Ensemble Artists, Duos, Trios, Quartets
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Closes November 15, 2023
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Composer/Arranger-In-Residence

Application Person
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for Composers
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Registration
Closes November 15, 2023
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& supporting materials
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Are you ready for the world stage?

The World Percussion Group is seeking soloists, duos, trios, quartets and ensemble players for their next 2024 LIVE TOUR!

Apply Now
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