Noam Bierstone, percussion

Currently living in Paris, Noam Bierstone is a versatile percussionist dedicated to contemporary solo and chamber performance. He is a grand prize winner of the Canadian Music Competition and multiple prizewinner of the OSM Standard Life Competition. He made his soloist debut with the Orchestre Métropolitain in 2011, and performed Martin Matalon’s percussion concerto Trame VIII with the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne in 2012, with four more performances scheduled for April 2014.

An avid advocate of new music, Noam has worked with distinguished composers including Stefano Gervasoni, Vinko Globokar, Philippe Leroux, Martin Matalon, Thierry De Mey, Luis Naón, and Lasse Thoreson, and has premiered numerous works by young composers. Recent festival performances include Random Walks (Toronto), Together Now (The Hague), Domaine Forget (Quebec), Scotia Festival (Halifax), ManiFeste (Paris), and Aujourd’hui Musiques (Perpignan). He was recently invited as guest lecturer at the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester) as part of the m62 research project residency in the creation of new works for saxophone and percussion.  

Noam is a founding member of standardmodell, a trio with saxophonist Joshua Hyde and pianist Antoine Alerini, and is involved in various contemporary and experimental projects, including Pulsarscapegoat,and No Input Ensemble. He has performed with Ensemble Intercontemporain, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne and l’Orchestre de la Francophonie, and can be heard on the Cantaloupe Music record label.

Originally from Toronto, Noam is pursuing his Master’s in Percussion at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris in the class of Michel Cerutti, Florent Jodelet, Nicolas Martynciow and Benoît Cambreling, as well as a Master’s in Chamber Music with Frédéric Stochl and Hae-Sun Kang.