ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE – The live stream performance took place during the “Buma Classical Convention 2014” on the 29th of November 2014 in TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands. http://www.bumastemra.nl/
ABOUT THE PIECE – Tchik is a solo percussion work written for solo Snare Drum. During the performance, there is only one Snare Drum and only one performer on the whole stage, which gives an impression of unexpectedness. But then… the performer starts to explore the Snare Drum with three different kinds of mallets/beaters, from different angles, sounds, edges, stands, etc… And in time when it seems like all the sound limitations are broken, comes a new one, the human element – Voice. And then the fun begins…
ABOUT THE COMPOSER – Nicolas Martynciow studied percussion with Claude Giot and Philippe Boisson at the Saint-Etienne Conservatory, his hometown. Having perfected this with Francis Brana at the Creteil Conservatory, he entered the Paris National Superior Dance and Music Conservatory in the class of Jacques Delécluse. He will come out in 1990 with the 1st price of Percussion and Chamber Music. Snare Drum Solo at the Paris Orchestra (dir.: Paavo Järvi), he played under the direction of renowned conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Valery Gergiev, Carlo Maria Giulini, Bernard Haitink, Lorin Maazel, George Prêtre or Sir Geog Solti.
As a chamber musician, he performs regularly with the formation Carpe Diem (dir. Jean- Pierre Arnaud). He has collaborated on many records with the Paris Orchestra and the formation of Carpe Diem. Composer, he manages a collection at the Editions Gérard Billaudot. His pieces are performed worldwide. Holder of the Certificate of Aptitude as a percussion teacher, he teaches percussion at the Créteil Conservatory and is in charge of courses in orchestral percussion at the Paris National Superior Danse and Music Conservatory.