“A great groove and awareness of the ensemble.” - TROMP Jury 2012 “Fantastically gifted and refreshingly sincere.” - Grammy Award-winning percussionist Nick Terry. Garrett Mendelow is an up and coming percussionist from the United States. Though his interest in percussion extends to many different facets of the art, he dedicates much of his time to contemporary percussion performance practices and new music in both solo and chamber settings.
In the last decade, Garrett has appeared in national and international venues throughout North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and regions of the Asian continent. Venues include the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, De Doelen Concert Hall in Rotterdam, Hill Auditorium, the Vienna Muziekverein, and the Salzburg Großes Festspielhaus. Major festival appearances include PASIC (2013), the Cross-Linx Festival (2014), the Tromp Percussion Festival (2014), the Transplanted Roots Festival (2015), and the International Society for Performing Arts convention in New York (2017). He has most recently undergone recording and editing for his first solo album, “speaking to his craft….” which features works for a solo vocalizing percussionist by James Wood, Peter Eötvös, Rodrigo Bussad, as well as his most recent solo composition. He is currently preparing for a centennial recording project of works by Iannis Xenakis.
As an educator, Garrett has presented masterclasses and clinics at universities and conservatories around the world, such as the University of Kentucky-Lexington, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, the University of Minnesota-Duluth, the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Lyon, the Académie Supérieure de Musique de Strasbourg, the Conservatory Van Amsterdam, the Sydney Conservatory of Music, the Victoria University of Wellington, Mahidol University School of Music, and the Tainan National University of the Arts. He has also had the privilege of working with many accomplished composers such as James Wood, Matthew Burtner, John Psathas, Gareth Farr, and Braxton Blake. As a collaborating musician, Garrett has appeared with the Britten Sinfonia and Colin Currie, the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra and Jason Richard Huxtable, Schlagwerk Den Haag, Sõ Percussion, and the Knights Chamber Orchestra of New York.
Garrett is a proud endorser of Pearl Drums, Adams Musical Instruments, Innovative Percussion, and a composing artist of Edition Svitzer Publications.