Classical Percussionist

Lauri Metsvahi is a percussionist in the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra. He has a bachelor’s degree in classical percussion from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (2012) and a master’s degree from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (2015) where he also received a diploma in solo percussion in 2018. Between 2016-19 Lauri was the principal percussionist of the Swedish Wind Ensemble.

Lauri is an active freelancer in the Nordic region. He often performs with The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, The Swedish Radio Orchestra, The Nordic Symphony Orchestra, O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra, Folkoperan, Gävle Symphony Orchestra and many others. He is also a valued chamber musician.

Since 2012 Lauri has been working on a project that brings together his own favourite music – djent – and classical percussion instruments. He calls it the Djentophonic Project.