Formed in 1999 with Igor Lešnik as its artistic leader. Ensemble members are top Croatian percussion students and winners of numerous competitions for percussionists.
The percussion ensemble biNg bang was formed in 1999 with Igor Lešnik as its artistic leader. Ensemble members are top Croatian percussion students and winners of numerous competitions for percussionists. Apart from playing the standard repertoire for percussion ensembles, the biNg bang also often premieres works written by Croatian composers. The list of visiting soloists that have played with the ensemble include Ney Rosauro, Jean Geoffroy, John Beck, Michael Udow, Payton MacDonald, Fernando Hashimoto, Angel Frette, Ludwig Albert, Arthur Lipner and others. biNg bang has won numerous awards and recognitions, including the first prize in the 2004 Percussion Ensemble Competition organized by the Percussion Art Society, invitations to perform in PASIC Nashville as the best university percussion ensemble, as well as in the Third Marimba Competition in Belgium as the official ensemble. They have also won the EMJ 2009 competition and festival. biNg bang has performed around the world, as well as in percussion festivals such as the Perkumania in Paris, Crossdrumming in Warsaw, Percussion Night in Graz, Percussion Days in Valencia, Patagonian Percussion Festival in Argentina, TIPC in Taipei, the International Percussion Festival in Puerto Rico, etc. Their debut album biNg bang Plays Lešnik was released under Equilibrium.
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