Biography

« The stunning percussionist », Télérama

Instrumental Solo Revelation of the year 2017 of the 24th edition of the Victoires de la Musique Classique (french equivalent of classical grammy awards), Adelaide is the first percussionist ever awarded at this ceremony.

The young artist has performed as a soloist at the Paris Philharmonie, Radio-France Auditorium, La Seine Musicale, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Salzburg Mozarteum, and with several orchestras as the Latvian Chamber Orchestra, Swiss Romande Orchestra musicians, Colombian Youth Orchestra, l’Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne, l’Orchestre Victor-Hugo Franche-Comté, l’Orchestre de Caen. She is also regurlarly invited on French radio (France Musique, Radio Classique), and Swiss radio (RTS).

Having obtained a Master degree with honours in 2017 at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, she also studied at the Royal College of Music of London in 2016.

Adélaïde Ferrière

Prizewinner of the Tromp International Percussion Competition (The Netherlands), FMAJI International Competition and Festival, EBBA International Competition, Music of the Last Century Interpretation Competition (France), Vienna and Salzburg International Competition (Austria), her concerts and masterclasses have taken her in Austria, Brasil, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, England, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland, UK, USA…

Since 2018, the young musician is member of the KDM Trio with accordionist Anthony Millet and percussionists Gilles Durot and Aurélien Gignoux. She founded the same year the Xenakis Percussion Trio, in residence at Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris, with Rodolphe Théry and Emmanuel Jacquet.

Passionated by contemporary repertoire, she has worked with many composers such as Martin Matalon, Philippe Hurel, Marc Monnet, John Palmer, Mikaël Karlsson, Eric Sleichim.

In 2017, she was on stage of the Paris Opera playing for the premiere of Play ballet staged by Alexander Ekman. In 2019 and 2020, she has been performing on stage of La Comédie Française and the Euripide theater piece Electre/Oreste staged by Ivo Van Hove, on tour at the mythic greek Epidaurus Theater in front of 10 000 people in july 2019.

Her very first CD recording focused on contemporary masterpieces for solo percussion will be release by Evidence Classics in January 2020.

Adélaïde is a Yamaha Artist. She is also supported by Safran Music Foundation, Adami Foundation, Southern Percussion UK and Black Swamp Percussion USA.