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Antoine Siguré

Principal Timpani


Antoine Siguré was born in Orléans, France, and started playing percussion at the age of six. After his move to Brussels in 2009, and following his encounter with the musicians of Spira mirabilis, he decided to shift his focus to timpani and their role in orchestral repertoire.

Before joining the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Antoine lived in London for eight years. He was appointed Principal Timpani of the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2016, aged 29, and kept an active freelance career on the side. Over the years, Antoine has performed as Principal Timpani with Aurora Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, London Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre de Paris, l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Brussels Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, l’Orchestre des Champs Élysées, Oxalys and Pygmalion, to name a few.

Antoine is also very engaged on the teaching front. Having joined the Royal Academy of Music as professor of timpani in 2022, he has collaborated with other prestigious universities such as the Royal College of Music, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (Paris), the Korean National University of Arts (Seoul), the Haute École de Musique in Geneva, the Conservatorio de Música de Cartagena (Colombia), the Trinity Laban Conservatoire, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and the Purcell School.

In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, tweaking audiophile and techy gadgets, cooking (not very successfully) and spending time with his wife and daughter.