Jeffery Davis
Historical percussion specialist and professor.
Champs –Elysées Orchestra, « Florissants Arts » and « Lyric Talents » ensemble, founder of « Modules-Percussions », Regularly works with René Jacobs.

France

Biography

Founder and Manager of the project "MODULES Percussions" Marie-Ange PETIT is currently a percussionist at the Champs- Elysées Orchestra, the formations Arts Florissants and Talents Lyriques.

After obtaining the 1st Prize of percussion in Dijon, Créteil and Asnieres, Marie-Ange got mainly devoted to the orchestral repertoiry and offers worldwide master classes and conferences.

She was successively a member of the European Community Youth Orchestra and the first solo percussionist and timpanist at the Lille Opéra for eight years. After the closure of the Opera orchestra , she was invited as the second timpanist at the Lyon Opéra (JE Gardiner , Kent Nagano). She is also invited as principal timpanist in the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France and the Boston Early Music Festival.

Expert in the ancient percussion interpretation, on original timpani ( french goatskin and calf skins), she participated to over 80 recordings, most fo them on percussion instruments inspired by historical origin. She participated in the recording of the Baroque-romantic Music guides (collection Ricercare Jerome Lejeune).

Her experience and meetings are multiple : Renaissance music, baroque, classical and romantic music or improvised music. In 2004, she recorded the Cycle Canto de la Vida for voice and percussion, songs about the Mediterranean (dir. project V.Ivanov ) Castel del Monte II ( Michel Godard ) .

In parallel, Marie-Ange wrote 33 articles on percussion in the "Music Dictionary in France in the nineteenth(ed.Fayard), she participated to various conferences of the Music Museum in Paris, and pursued personal research on the genesis of these instruments, and the context of their play.

She made partitions gathering techniques inspired from ancient iconography, regional practices from any country, personal practices and new annotation techniques on various percussions. With this experience and in cooperation with the company RESTA -JAY she developped models of Baroque mallets particularly adapted to the repertoiry of late eighteenth century, inspired by genuine period models.

Marie-Ange plays on rare instruments. (Pair Carlin eighteenth, various nineteenth and deb XX Tournier, Gautrot, Pelisson & Blanchon, Couesnon, Belgium (Belgian) Guilmain and Mahillon, Austrian Pair eighteenth, German : 4 Dresdner Spenke & Metzl, copy key timpani Lefima nineteenth).

Photos

Marie-Ange Petit videos

Mallets

Marie-Ange PETIT Signature models

Baroque mallets manufactured to play on animal skins.

Baguettes de timbales baroque Marie Ange Petit

Inspired from a 18th century historical model, this mallets are particularly suited to the repertoire from late 18th century. Exist in wood or with lether or felt head.

Wood-turning in a single part, without gluing.

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