The World Percussion Group

Assembling the world’s elite

Artistic Director: Tim Palmer (Maraca2 Percussion Duo)

NOVEMBER 18th 2024 - DECEMBER 7th 2024

Are you a Percussionist or Drummer? The 'World Percussion Group - WPG' is recruiting soloists and ensemble players for their next 2024 European touring group. Check out our performance teaser from the latest WPG 2024 Baltic Tour.

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 alongside established Spanish coach Diego Rubio!

2024 will see the WPG return to the UK, Spain & Portugal this falll! As a WPG 2024 member, you will have the opportunity to perform and tour at some of the top Conservatoires in Spain & Portugal. Accrue valuable experience delivering clinics, masterclasses and performances. 

This seasons tour will see us travel around Spain & Portugal via way of cruise ship P&O Iona. 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!


Interested to find out about life behind the scenes at WPG? Our artists reflect on the WPG 2024 Baltic Tour and WPG 2023 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

WPG 2024 - Tallinn, Estonia (May 2024)

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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 2024.

"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 UK, Spain & Portugal Tour)

Ensemble & Existing Small Chamber Groups (Individual, Duo, Trio, Quartet)

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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!

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