Born in Saint-Brieuc, in a family of traditional Breton musicians and classical training, Hervé Trovel began percussion at the age of eight. This choice already corresponds to his desire to taste all styles of music. He entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in 1998 and obtained two unanimous first prizes in percussion and chamber music. His taste for contemporary creation led him to participate in many projects, in particular with the “Ensemble Intercontemporain”, and allowed him to work with the composer and conductor Pierre Boulez.
At the same time Hervé is passionate about the orchestra and in particular historical interpretations through his meeting with Marie Ange Petit (specialist in ancient percussion). He studied with him the practice of ancient timpani and baroque percussion, and became a member of his ensemble “Modules Percussions” and the “Orchestre des Champs Elysées”. Timpanist at the “Cercle de l’Harmonie” then at the “Concert de la Loge” conducted by Julien Chauvin, he is invited in orchestras playing on instruments of classical and romantic periods (“LOrchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Les Siècles, Le Concerto Köln…), as well as many baroque ensembles: Les Talents lyriques, le Poeme harmonique, Le Concert Spirituel, and finally Les arts Florissants conducted by W. Christie with whom he has the chance to collaborate regularly since 2015.
Hervé Trovel is an independent and versatile musician, percussionist and timpanist, and plays regularly with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Opéra National de Paris, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and the Orchestre National de Lille.
Hervé has also been a member since its creation in 2012 of the “Paris Percussion Group”, an exceptional project bringing together an orchestra of 12 Percussionists and the Quatuor Beat.