Andrei Malashenko, Principal Timpanist of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Andrei Malashenko
Principal Timpanist of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra


ANDREI MALASHENKO has been the Principal Timpanist of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra since 1999. Prior to his appointment in Montreal, he was the principal timpanist of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra where he also taught at the University of Victoria in Wellington. He has also played timpani and percussion with various ensembles such as the New Zealand Chamber Orchestra, Imusici de Montreal and the McGill Chamber Orchestra.

Andrei has taught at both McGill University and University of Montreal and is currently director of timpani and percussion at the Centre D'Arts Orford Orchestral Summer Program.

"These are beautifully-made mallets that provide me with the articulation I need without losing any fundamental of the note. In my opinion, that is rare in a bamboo shaft mallet! Every timpanist/percussionist in Montreal that has heard them wants them." - Andrei

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