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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.


Thursday 15th February 2018   – Recital – University of Aberdeen.

Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th January 2018   – LA PHILHARMONIC CONCERTO, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.

June 2017   – WPG European Tour – Royal Northern College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, Leeds College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Copenhagen, Estonian Conservatory of Music, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Norwegian Academy of Music

May 2017   – TIPC Taiwan International Percussion Convention

July 2016   – PAS Hong Kong Percussion Festival

February 2016-April 2016   – WPG USA Tour – 15 Residencies across the USA, for more details visit

July 2015   – Shanghai International Percussion Association Festival.

February 2014  Tour of Mexico with Percussionist Alonso Mendoza. tbc.


October / November 2013  M2 USA Tour.

October 7th – 12th 2013  Ivana Bilic Marimba Week, Croatia – Coaching, Masterclasses & Recital.

June 19th – 21st 2013  El Auditorio de Tenerife Festival de Musica Contemporanea de Tenerife.

April 11th – 15th  2013  Southern Utah University Percussion Festival, Utah, USA

April 9th –  2013  CalArts, California, USA

April 5th –  2013  University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

September 8th 2012  Symphony Hall, Birmingham – Recital and Workshops.

May 13th 2012  Striking Together Recital – Cambridge, UK (World Record Achieved! 500 Triangle players!)

February 26th 2012  Leeds University Recital – Leeds, UK

October 1st 2011 – November 5th 2011 –  USA TOUR – Visits included, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee at Martin, Bethel University, Middle Tenneessee State University, Lee University, McMurray University, Abilene Christian University, Texas A&M Commerce, University of Texas at Brownsville, Lovejoy High School, Delta State University, University of Southern Mississippi.

August 28th 2011  P&O Musica Festival at Sea (two week cruise to the Black Sea)

June 25th 2011  Striking Together Recital – Cambridge, UK

April 1st 2011  Series of Educational Workshops – Scarborough, UK

March 31st 2011  Series of Educational Workshops – Scarborough, UK

November 19th 2010  Recital, Southend Council Concert Series, UK

October 16th 2010  Belgrade Music Festival – Jugokoncert (BEMUS), Serbia

September 5th – September 29th 2010  P&O Cruise, USA & Canada – P&O Aurora, Music Festival at Sea

August 21st 2010    Festival Cuivres en Fete, Limoges, France

March 28th 2010   Minneapolis International Marimba Convention, USA

November 11th 2009   Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Indianapolis, USA

July 25th 2009 – August 7th 2010  P&O Cruise, Mediterranean – P&O Oceana

June 22nd 2008 – July 1st 2008  6th International Percussion Festival, Patagonia – Argentina – Percussion Festival with Victor Mendoza, Ruud Wiener, John Wooton, Jim Jacobson, Angel Frette and many others

June 15th 2008  Mananan International Music Festival, Port Erin, Isle of Man

May 16th 2008  Recital, Southend Council Concert Series

Nov 15th 2007 – Dec 3rd 2007  Recitals / Workshops, P&O Music Festival Cruise, P&O Oriana

April 24th 2007 – May 16th 2007  Recitals / Workshops, P&O Music Festival Cruise, P&O Oriana

March 29th – 31st 2007  Recital / Workshop, Sittingbourne Music Society

March 22nd 2007  Recital /Workshop, University of Newcastle

March 2nd 2007  29th European Indoor Athletics Championships, Opening Ceremony, National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

October 24th 2006  Recital, Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire

October 22nd 2006  UK PAS (Percussive Arts Society) Day of Percussion, Birmingham Conservatoire

October 20th 2006  Recitals / Workshops, Stratford Festival

October 19th 2006  Recitals / Workshops, Stratford Festival

October 18th 2006  Recitals / Workshops, Stratford Festival

October 17th 2006  Recital / Workshop, Stowe School

June 24th – July 8th 2006  P&O Music Festival at Sea (Norwegian Fjords – P&O Aurora)

June 20th 2006  Music Extra Festival

June 17th 2006  Performance at the CBSO centre as part of the New Generation Artists festival

June 16th 2006  Demonstration at the annual Birmingham Conservatoire open day

June 15th 2006   Performance at the Birmingham Conservatoire percussion concert

May 30th 2006  Workshop/Masterclass given at the Royal Northern College of Music

May 5th 2006  Masterclass given at the Birmingham Conservatoire in association with Innovative Percussion

April 3rd 2006  Performance at the Birmingham Music Service annual percussion festival

March 16th 2006  Recital and masterclass at Newcastle University

March 9th 2006  Southern Sinfonia educational projects

March 2nd 2006  Southern Sinfonia educational projects

February 24th 2006  English Premiere of Goldrush Concerto by Jacob ter Veldhuis with the Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra.

February 12th 2006  Recital at for the Marden House International Concert Series

February 9th 2006  Southern Sinfonia educational projects (ICC), Telford

February 8th 2006  Masterclass with Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic

January 27th 2006  Recital at Leeds University

November 22nd 2005  Southern Sinfonia educational projects

November 19th 2005  Southern Sinfonia educational projects

November 15th 2005  Southern Sinfonia educational projects

November 4th 2005  Winners of the Birmingham Music Awards, Classical artists of the year award. Performance at prize giving ceremony

November 4 2005  Performances at the Association of European Conservatoires Annual Conference 2005 held in Birmingham

October 19th 2005  Performance at the Birmingham Conservatoire as part of their Commuter Concert Series

October 17th 2005  Performance at the Midland Arts Project conference

October 7th 2005  Lunchtime Recital at the Barber Institute, Birmingham

September 29th 2005  Lunchtime Recital at Warwick University

September 25th 2005  Performance at the Adrian Boult Hall for the Birmingham Conservatoire Alumni day

September 11th 2005  Recital for the midlands ‘Artsfest’

August 20th 2005  Recital at Symphony Hall for the Symphony Hall ‘Discovery Day’

July 1st 2005  Southern Sinfonia educational projects

June 22nd 2005  Southern Sinfonia educational projects

June 9th 2005  Performance for the Midlands Arts Project conference

May 1st 2005  Performance at the annual Head Teachers Conference

April 30th 2005  Performance at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon

April 29th 2005  Winners of the Birmingham Conservatoire chamber music prize

April 28th 2005  Recital as part of Birmingham’s ‘Chamberfest’

April 22nd 2005  Workshops as part of the ‘Musicate’ education projects

April 21st 2005  Southern Sinfonia educational projects

April 14th 2005  Performance and Workshop at Kings Norton Boys School

April 12th 2005  Southern Sinfonia educational projects

April 6th 2005  Lunchtime recital at St. Mary’s church, Hinckley

February 8th 2005  Lunchtime recital at the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham

February 4th 2005  Performance at the Birmingham Conservatoire percussion concert

February 3rd 2005  Day of Workshops at Thomas Alleynes School, Uttoxeter

January 31st 2005  Masterclass with Ney Rosauro

December 2nd 2004  Performance at the Birmingham Conservatoire percussion concert

November 12th 2004  Workshops as part of the ‘Musicate’ education projects

November 11th 2004  Entertainment for the Armani clothes store, Birmingham

November 2nd 2004  Recital for the Warwick Arts Society

October 28th 2004  Music for fashion show put on by the Birmingham School of Jewellery

October 22nd 2004  Educational Recital at Northampton Prep School

October 13th 2004  Workshops as part of the ‘Musicate’ education projects

October 8th 2004  Corporate event for the Birmingham City Hospital

October 5th 2004  Workshops as part of the ‘Musicate’ education projects

September 29th 2004  Workshops as part of the ‘Musicate’ education projects

May 13th 2004  Recital at the Thomas Alleynes school, Utoxeter

March 12th 2004  Lunchtime recital at the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham