Maraca2 are prized as one of the world’s leading percussion ensembles today. Tim Palmer and Jason Huxtable met while studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in England. While there, they attained the highest degree classifications, achieved distinction in the postgraduate course specializing in percussion duo, and now teach at the Conservatoire as tutors of percussion. In 2014, they were both bestowed with the honor of becoming honorary members of the institution.
Maraca2 perform regularly at festivals and concert halls worldwide and have appeared as artists at many of the major percussion events including an evening concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. 2017/18 sees the duo debut with one of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors – Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel – in Threshold, Joseph Pereira’s new concerto for solo timpani, percussion duo, and orchestra.
The duo have visited over 50 universities around the world and through this activity have inspired hundreds of young percussionists to pursue a career within the percussive arts. Maraca2’s latest project –The World Percussion Group – offers young up-and-coming percussion artists the opportunity of touring with Maraca2 in a professional setting.
Read more at worldpercussiongroup.com.