Frédéric Macarez is one of the most active musicians of his generation. Through his different musical and pedagogical activities, he always shows his concern for growth of Arts of Percussion, for excellence of musical performance and for the establishment of strong links between the different actors involved in all the percussion fields. Currently Principal Timpanist of the Orchestre de Paris, Frédéric Macarez is also famous as a soloist and a chamber music player. He travels all around Europe, Asia, North and South America, where he performs solo recitals, concertos and chamber music concerts with the best musicians and Paris-Percu, the chamber music ensemble he founded.
Additionally, he is Director of the percussion studies at the Conservatoire National de Région de Paris. His very popular master classes and clinics take him through all European countries, America and Asia, visiting some of the most famous schools. Frédéric Macarez is also the founder and Director of the International Percussion Festival perKumania, and he is also the Director of the PAS International Instrument Competition in Paris and the Director of the competition “perKu en Herbe”, for children.