Gregory Lecoeur is Principal Timpanist of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra since 2005. Born in France, he studied at the CNR in Tours, the CNSM in Lyon, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and at the Conservatorium von Amsterdam.
Gregory has performed as a percussionist with the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Orchestra del Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma and as Principal Timpanist with the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala di Milano, the Filarmonica della Scala and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
He has played under conductors such as C. Abbado, S. Bychkov, R. Chailly, G. Dudamel, D. Gatti, V. Gergiev, A. Gilbert, P. Jarvi, J. Levine, F. Luisi, L. Maazel, K. Masur, Z. Mehta, R. Muti, S. Ozawa, A. Pappano, G. Prêtre, S. Rattle, W. Sawallisch, Y. Temirkanov.
He regularly tours with Zubin Mehta and the Maggio Fiorentino Orchestra in Europe, Russia, Asia, the Middle East and South America.
He has, together with Roberto Spizzichino, conceived and built some orchestral snare drums as well as a set of triangles.