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September 2017 Maraca2 become Classic FM Artists

Maraca2 are delighted to be listed as Classic FM artists - View ClassicFM artists here. Classic FM Artists

August 2017 Maraca2 reveal LA Philharmonic Concerto

PRESS RELEASE: Maraca2 can confirm their Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel. The Concerto written by Joe Pereira will receive it's Premiere on Thursday January 25th 2018 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Buy your tickets here

July 2017 Maraca2's Huxtable becomes a Dad!

Congratulations to Jason and Laura Huxtable on the arrival of their newborn, Poppy Lucia Huxtable.

June 2017 Maraca2 return from WPG Tour

Maraca2 return from WPG 2017, visits to Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki, Tallinn, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. A tremendous honour to tour with some amazing musicians!

June 2017 Maraca2 return from Taiwan's TIPC

Maraca2 return from TIPC Taiwan - Thank you for all of our new photos Ju Percussion Group, it was a pleasure to play at your National Concert Hall.

Artists

Tim Palmer (Individual Biography)
Jason Huxtable (Individual Biography)

Maraca2 Short Biography:
Maraca2 are currently respected as one of the World’s leading Percussion Ensembles. Tim Palmer and Jason Huxtable met whilst studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire in England. In 2014, they were both bestowed with the honour of becoming honorary members of the institution and currently hold visiting tutor positions. 
 
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, USA. 2018 will see the duo debut with the LA Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel in a co-commission double percussion concerto for Timpani and Percussion Duo. 
 
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 www.worldpercussiongroup.com.
 
Maraca2 Longer Biography:
Maraca2 are currently respected as one of the World’s leading Percussion Ensembles. Tim Palmer and Jason Huxtable met whilst studying at the Birmingham Conservatoire in England. Whilst there, they attained the highest degree classifications, achieved distinction in the postgraduate course specialising in percussion duo and now teach at the Conservatoire as tutors of percussion. In 2014, they were both bestowed with the honour 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. They 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.
 
2018 will see the duo debut with the LA Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel in a co-commission double percussion concerto for Timpani and Percussion Duo. 
 
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 www.worldpercussiongroup.com
 
Rhythm Magazine. 
“Maraca2 wow the audience at the first Birmingham Percussion Day………Highlights included performances from David Friedmann and Maraca2, two young talents from the Conservatoire, who were fantastically dynamic and fun to watch.” 
 
Birmingham Post
Percussion duo Maraca2 (Jason Huxtable, Tim Palmer), were each in charge of a large, but reasonably compact selection of instruments – a perfect showcase for crucial spatial awareness. They accomplished a spectacular memory job, interacting precisely with each other and a splendid supportive orchestra. Conductor Lionel Friend created seamless sustained chords whilst catching repeated marimba burblings and eerie bowed vibraphone notes. Subsequent contrasting tricky Stravinsky-like attack chords and lengthy complex rhythms were treated with assurance by all. Our two talented heroes were slick and sensitive, engaging with listeners and orchestra, totally in command of an ever-changing aural kaleidoscope, but returning time and again to the bedrock of marimba and vibraphone patterns spiced with bright glockenspiel, cymbals, woodblocks and a multiplicity of drum textures.