After racking up a number of first place awards at various competitions, Alexej Gerassimez is marimba one™‘s latest Discovery Artist.
He grew up in a musical family--his parents, two brothers and a sister all play--and he went to concerts as soon as he took his first baby steps. He was “captivated” by percussionists.
“I started to pilfer cooking pots, tin cans and other stuff, which I could use to build my own percussion set, and I used chopsticks giving my first solo concerts at home.”
Of his playing now, Gerassimez says, “I like to go to the dynamic threshold. I like playing very soft and trying to let the marimba sing.
And I like playing very powerful for a clear, solid, deep sound, but with few overtones.”
He cites three factors for the high-class quality of marimba one™ instruments. “A strong, smart frame which is flexible at the same time, a balanced and brilliantly tuned keyboard, and well-considered and perfectly adapted cases.
“And, by the way,” he adds, “it looks pretty good, too.”