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12 July 2017, 13:58
This marimba player is next-level amazing: watch what he does to the music of Ravel.
Maurice Ravel originally composed Le Tombeau de Couperin for solo piano, but this musician decided to switch things up and compose his own version for marimba – and it sounds *incredible*.
Hong Kong-born percussionist Samuel Chan perfectly adapts the atmospheric tone of the original piano piece, and the ease with which he manipulates his instrument is truly spectacular.
Chan was selected by the World Percussion Group as a soloist for their annual European tour. The World Percussion Group is (as the name suggests) made up of the very best percussion players from around the world, and you can find more of their performances on Facebook and YouTube.
Listen to Le Tombeau de Couperin on piano here: