Frédéric Macarez

Frédéric Macarez

Percussion Tutor

Frédéric Macarez is one of the most active musicians of his generation. Through his different musical and pedagogical activities he has a great commitment to the growth of the percussive arts, the excellence of musical performance and establishing strong links between all the percussion fields.


As the Principal Percussionist of Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (Geneva), of the Orchestre de Paris then Principal Timpanist of this orchestra for more than twenty years Frederic Macarez has acquired a wonderful experience of orchestral musician and a complete knowledge of the orchestral repertoire under the direction of prestigious conductors.
Also Frédéric Macarez is a prominent soloist and chamber musician. He tours throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America where he performs solo recitals, concertos and chamber music concerts with famous musicians and groups. He is also the Director of Percussion Studies at the Conservatoire Régional de Paris, percussion teacher at the IESM in Aix en Provence and is a sought after clinician, working with students throughout the world.


As a Composer, his works are published by A. Leduc, Alfonce Production and Gérard Billaudot. Frederic Macarez is a clinician and performer for the Majestic – KHS, Mapex, Innovative Percussion, Evans, Sabian and LP companies.

Photo: Patricia Franchino