Jeffery Davis
Percussion trio composed of Alexandre ESPERET, Nicolas COUSIN and Paul CHANGARNIER.



Founded in Lyon by Paul Changarnier, Nicolas Cousin et Alexandre Esperet, Trio SR9 shares its passion with a worldwide audience. After their curriculum at CNSMD Lyon within Jean Geoffroy and Henri-Charles Caget classes, the three friends decided to start this human and musical adventure together.

Since its First Prize at the 2012 International Trio Music Competition in Luxembourg (Public Choice Prize and Lalux Interpretation Prize), and as winner of the European Ensemble Music Contest FNAPEC 2012 and of the Banque Populaire Foundation in 2016, Trio SR9 established itself in the musical landscape with an incontestable recognition.

With such acquired experience, Trio SR9 started several new projects opening to a wide aesthetic range. Exploring varied repertoires, the ensemble gives its own three-marimbas version of masterpieces of the musical heritage (Bach, Mendelssohn, Stravinsky, Ravel...) and collaborates with several composers such as François Tashdjian, Florent Caron-Darras, Balint Karosi, Daniel Arango-Prada to create new opuses.

Their first spectacle, MACHINE(s), was created in 2015 with the composers Pierre Jodlowski and Benoit Montambault. This same year, Trio SR9 also gave their first representations of   C O R P O R E L S, a performance centered on the movement with multiple writing influences. In 2019, Trio SR9 goes back to writing with Simon Tanguy, choregrapher, on JUKEBOX, a performance mixing theater, dance and music.

Along with this creation work, the trio gives time to recording projects and releases in 2015 its first album“BACH au marimba” under the naïve label, resulting from a transcription work gathering them around three marimbas. In 2018, their second album « Alors, on danse ?», also released on the naïve label, focuses on the same musical configuration. The trio is currently working on two new releases, a collaboration with Clement Ducol under the No Format ! label, and another one with the Evidence Classics label.

Trio SR9 regularly shares its musical universe on radio channels such as France Culture, France Inter, France Musique and FIP, and on the Jean-François Zygel's TV show, « La Zygel Académie » on France 2 channel.

The trio often appears in the United States (Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, Lycée Français de New York), and also performs in Oceania (Canberra International Music Festival (AUS), The Piano of Christchurch (NZ)), and Europe : Stuttgart Theaterhaus (ALL), Bruxelles BOZAR (BE), Amsterdam Bimhuis (NL), Eindhoven Muziekgebouw (NL), Thorn Drumworld Festival (NL)...

Eager to transmit its experience, the trio regularly gives masterclasses, to mention, Boston Conservatory, New York Juilliard School, New York University, University of Canterbury Christchurch, in french and european conservatoires. In 2018 classes were also given by Trio SR9 at the Pleven International Marimba and Percussion Festival (BG).


The Trio SR9 signature mallets are the culmination of several years of development to allow both solo and ensemble playing.
The specific design of the series achieves good precision, increased fundamental development and great projections.
Within the ensemble, each marimba is well defined in its different registers.
The overall weight is pronounced, allowing leisurely playing and depth of sound.

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