A tribute to famous
I wanted to make a special
page for famous timpanists in the world, of yesterday or today.
How have I chosen them ? Well, they have all played or are
actually playing in a world-class orchestra, and everybody can hear them
in a great number of recordings and/or video broadcasts. I know I have
forgotten many important players (please see my requests and help me to
complete this gallery).
For each one of these
great musicians, I've tried to add a photo. They are classed in the
country in which they have worked (it may be different from their native
I think it's important, for a beginner timpanist, to have
a famous "model" from whom he can learn many things, by listening
to his records or watching video concerts. Of course, the best is to
take real lessons with him ! I hope everyone will find his mentor in
this gallery, but don't forget self-criticism is a good school too,
maybe the best.
If you want me to add someone, please
me his name, his orchestra and the number of years he has
been playing for. A photo would be welcome too.
Please have a
look on my requests : I will update them regularly.
Since the gallery has become really huge, I have decided to divide it
in three parts : there is one page for European timpani players, another
one for Americans, and the last one is dedicated to people from other sides
of the world. Please click on the area you want to see :
— Jean Camozi (Orchestre
National de France, eighties).
— German timpanists
— Russian timpanists (especially Leningrad / St Petersburg
— Czech and Hungarian timpanists (especially Czech Philharmonic
— … and, of course, famous timpani players from everywhere in the world
(Central and South Americas, Asia...) !
what you have about these players.