Age: 25 years old

Country: France

Percussionist, teacher, composer and music arranger, Thomas Lestrelin loves travelling across different musical worlds and crossing genres and influences. He participates in numerous concerts – in France and abroad – in styles as varied as jazz: (30th Festival Internazionale Nuoro Jazz), pop music (with Jeff Mills in the Chorégies d’Orange), traditional and world music from different countries (with Angélique Kidjo or Juan Carmona) and classical music (Festival Debussy #7, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence with the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra or Orfeo & Majnun).
Thomas began piano and percussion when he was 6 years old at the Avignon Conservatory, before joining the Aix Conservatory. He is interested in artistic realizations that associate different artistic categories in particular by obtaining the AEA dance accompaniment discipline.
Currently drums and percussion teacher, he also regularly plays with the Orchestre Régional Avignon Provence (ORAP). In 2017 he is the co-founder of the association A442, aiming at the promotion of the living arts. Finally, as a passionate musician, he shares his experience and his desire to develop access to music for all by implementing cultural mediation projects.

Photo credit: Max Well