Described as “a phenomenon” by the newspaper Le Monde, Adélaïde Ferrière embodies the arrival of percussion at the forefront of the classical music scene (Le Figaro).

In the 24-25 season, Adélaïde will be making her debut with the Orchestre National de France at the Festival Présences, as well as with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, the Brno Philharmonic, and as associate artist of the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne. Concerts in France, Italy, Mexico, the United States and South Korea complete this season in recital and chamber music format.

Based in Paris, the young soloist performs on renowned stages such as the Philharmonie de Paris, the Auditorium de Radio-France, the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Comédie Française, the Snow Concert Hall, the Philharmonie du Luxembourg and the Théâtre Antique d’Épidaure, the Auditorium Rainier III in Monaco, as well as the Salzburger Festspiele, Festival Présences, Un Violon sur le Sable, Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Festival d’Automne, Festival de Pâques, Festival Berlioz, Folle Journée de Nantes and Variations Musicales de Tannay. She has collaborated with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France conducted by Sir George Benjamin, the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, the musicians of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lorraine, the Latvian Chamber Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa, the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Toulon, the Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté and the Orchestre de chambre Nouvelle-Aquitaine. In 2022, she also was appointed associate artist of the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie.

Her concerts and masterclasses have taken her to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United States, and have been broadcast on Arte,, CultureBox, France Télévisions, France Musique and Radio Classique.

Highly committed to the contemporary repertoire, the musician has taken part in over fifty world premieres and worked with composers such as Philippe Hurel, Martin Matalon, Camille Pépin, Hugues Dufourt, Mikaël Karlsson, François Meïmoun, and many others…

In 2012, at the age of 15, Adélaïde joined the class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where she obtained her Master’s degree with congratulations from the jury in 2017. She also studied at the Royal College of Music in London in 2016. In 2017, she was named “Instrumental Soloist Revelation” at the 24th Victoires de la Musique Classique awards, becoming the first percussionist to be nominated at this ceremony.

Her first CD Contemporary, was released by Evidence Classics in 2020 to critical acclaim (Le Choix de France Musique, Joker Crescendo Découverte, Sélection Le Monde, Sélection Le Figaro, 4 **** BBC Music Magazine). She also recorded for Mirare (Messiaen Des Canyons aux Étoiles), Sony Classical (New York, Thibault Cauvin) and Présences Compositrices (Aether by Camille Pépin).

Adélaïde Ferrière is a Yamaha and Kolberg Artist. She is also supported by Adami, the Fondation Safran pour la musique, the Swiss Engelberts Foundation for Arts and Culture, and the Fondation Singer-Polignac, where she is in residence with the Trio Xenakis.