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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.

Tim Palmer

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Tim Palmer Biography:
Tim began his percussion studies at the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust under the direction of Alan Suttie, James Allard and Terry Mitchell. In 2000 he commenced Orchestral Percussion studies at Birmingham Conservatoire and obtained a BMus(Hons) in 2004, graduating with a first class honours and the BMus Prize for outstanding achievement.
Following his undergraduate, Tim continued his studies in Birmingham under direction of James Strebing, Jon Herbert, Liz Giliver, Alonso Mendoza and Malcolm Garrett. He obtained a distinction for his Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Performance where he jointly studied this course with Jason Huxtable (Maraca2). 
He had much success in various Conservatoire competitions including first prize in the Annual Birmingham Conservatoire Percussion Competition and first prize in the Doris Newton Music Club Prize. Tim was also a prize winner in the John Ludlow Philharmonic Concerto Competition for his performance of Joseph Schwantner’s Percussion Concerto. For this competition he was granted permission by Schott Publications and Joseph Schwantner to commission an arrangement of the Concerto for two Pianos and solo Percussion. Tim performed the World Premiere and this arrangement is now published by Schott Publications and performed numerous times around the World.
Tim has played an active role in music around Birmingham, and has performed with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and the Royal Shakespeare Company. With these groups he has performed at the Barbican, BBC Proms (Albert Hall), Symphony Hall, Birmingham and Snape Maltings.
Tim is an active educator and holds teaching positions at Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham University and Rugby School. He was a percussion adjudicator for BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 and is a former Percussive Arts Society UK Chapter President. 
Tim also engages in a wide variety of diverse activities and is the owner of his own percussion educational website The website provides information on over 6000 compositions to students and teachers across the World. The site is promoted and supported by the University of Central Missouri, Southern Utah University, University of Tennessee at Martin, University of Minnesota at Duluth, University of Southern Mississippi, Sacred Heart University and University of Kentucky. The website currently viewed by around 200 percussionists on a daily basis, is regarded as a leading resource for percussion literature.
Tim was awarded an Honorary Membership of Birmingham Conservatoire in 2014 (HonBC).