Jean-Baptiste Lecla¨re

Jean-Baptiste Lecla¨re

Jean-Baptiste Lecla¨re has been holding a position as 1st Percussion solo in the Opara National de Paris Orchestra since 2013, after being successfully accepted as an 2nd Percussion playing timpani in 2007.

He studied percussion with Daniel Sauvage, then Michel Gastaud before joining the Conservatoire National Suparieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in 2005 in Michel Cerutti, Florent Jodelet and Eric Sammut's classes.

His determination to bring together French eclectic percussion personalities drove him to found the Paris Percussion Group in 2014. He is the Artistic Director with Vassilena Serafimova and works with composers as Yan Maresz, Philippe Schoeller, Alexandros Markeas and even Yann Robin.

His keen interest in orchestral percussion draws him to regularly host masterclasses and clinics in France as well as overseas (United States, Canada, Columbia, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, Taiwan, Australia).

He also attends various concerts as a soloist and in Chamber Music (Percussion and Marimba Festival of Bulgaria, Shanghai Concert Hall, Radio France, Opara National de Paris, Teatro Major Santo Domingo, Australian Percussion Gathering). Among other things, he recorded Rauche Pinselspitze II by Klaus Huber with the cellist Alexis Descharmes (Awards for best instrumental record of the Acadamie Charles Cros).

Attracted by the world of dance, he took part in the elaboration and the creation of Musique et Danse evenings in Palais Garnier in 2012 with Brigitte Lefa¨vre, then in 2014 with Benjamin Millepied.

He then worked with choreographers such as Sabastien Bertaud, Bruno Boucha and Simon Valastro. He carried on this experience Incidence Choragraphique with the director Bruno Boucha on the stage of the Thaa¢tre de Sens, and again in Taiwan during the Duo Nanaformosa Academy in 2015.

At the same time as he keeps up with his performing, JBL teaches at the CRR in Saint-Maur-des-Fossas, at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP), and in the Acadamie Eurocuivres (France and Asia).

He is a Zildjian, Black Swamp Percussion, Innovative and Bergerault artist. He has also been a member of the symphonic committee for the Percussive Art Society since 2016.

Jean-Baptiste Lecla¨re'S SETUP:

1.14" HiHats - K Constantinople (top), K Custom Session (bottom) *
2.Stack - 9" FX Oriental Trash Splash (bottom), 6" Splash (top) *
3.19" K Dark Thin Crashes
4.22" K Custom High Definition Ride
5.10" FX China Trash

6.15" FX Azuka Latin Multi-Crash *
7.16" K Dark Thin Crashes

* May be prototype