Fabrice Marandola

  • France, 1972
  • Performer (percussion)

Fabrice Marandola has an active career on the new music scene commissioning, producing and performing new works by Canadian and international composers, notably with percussion ensemble Sixtrum, of which he is a founding member. In 2018, he was co-artistic director of Rythmopolis — a large-scale immersive show produced by Sixtrum premiering 9 new works for percussion in the Place des festivals in Montréal. Marandola holds a First Prize in Percussion from the Conservatory of Paris and a PhD in Ethnomusicology from Paris IV-Sorbonne. Previously a professor of percussion at the conservatories of Auxerre, Angers, and Grenoble in France and the Crane School of Music (SUNY-Potsdam, NY, USA), Marandola is currently Associate Professor of Percussion and Contemporary Music at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, as well as director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT, Montréal).