Mervyn Groot, born in 1989, started off his percussion career at the age of eight. He studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam from 2007 until 2013, where he completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
Mervyn Groot is one of the founders of the J.O.N.G. ensemble and has been a member of the Ligeti Academy, the Atlas Ensemble and the jongNBE. In those academies and ensembles he discovered a great affection for modern music, which led him to participate in projects of the ASKO|Schönberg Ensemble and the Nieuw Ensemble. He was also invited to projects of the Orchestra of the 18th Century and the Dutch Wind Ensemble.
In addition to his musical projects Mervyn Groot is fond of collaborating with other performing arts. Since January 2013 Mervyn Groot has been a member of the Kameroperahuis, a collective of artists and creators that produces musical theatre performances. He also participates in a performance called The Invisible Dance with two dancers and has joined the improvisation theatre group “Theatersport Vereniging Amsterdam”.
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