Bangers and Crash Percussionbackstage
Workshops for West Cork Music Tuning Up programme.
Jan 14th to 18th:
Schools in Co. Cork

Irish Baroque Orchestrabackstage
Come Ye Sons of Art
Jan 26th:
Christchurch, Dublin

Crash Ensemblebackstage
Musica Nova festival in Helsinki. World premieres of new works by Sam Perkin and Matthew Whittall.
Feb 2nd: Hard Flip
Feb 3rd: Red Poppy

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Alex Petcu concert image
Declan English    


Alex Petcu percussion
Mark Stedman                  

Petcu Colan’s Rising Star performance was memorable no less for the breadth of technique than for the comparable range of emotion, expression and mood.

Andrew Johnstone, Irish Times, - NCH Rising Star Recital 2015

With overlapping rhythms, this drum solo becomes more and more frenetic as it progresses and has Crash's ambidextrous Alex Petcu no less frenzied.

Pat O'Kelly, Irish Independent, - Crash Ensemble, New Music Dublin festival, 2014

Alex Petcu sitting amid a barrage of percussion added brilliant crash, bang, wallop to Thomas Adés’ rich and vivid score.

Cathy Desmond, Irish Examiner
Irish National Opera production of Powder Her Face by Thomas Ades, 2018