Bastien Ricquebourg was just 27 years old when he won the position as alternating leader for percussion with the Stavanger symphony orchestra in 2009. Four years later he started teaching with the institute for music and dance, IMD, at the university of Stavanger, and within a year he had completed a master’s degree as an orchestra conductor, with professor Ole Kristian Ruud at the academy in Oslo. At the same time, he has organized master classes with internationally renowned percussionists – among them Evelyn Glennie from Scotland – in Stavanger.
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