Lev Slepner is a marimbaphonist, composer and percussionist. The artist of Yamaha, Istanbul Agop, Encore Mallets (USA) and MalletKAT (USA) products. Collaborated with such stars as Billy Cobham, Trilok Gurtu, Linley Marthe, Paco Sery. Lev is a Marimba Plus band leader, founder of the School of Rhythm. Collaborated with such stars as Billy Cobham, Trilok Gurtu, Linley Marthe, Paco Sery, Didier Lockwood, Cindy Blackman. He performed on the same stage at international festivals with the leaders of world jazz- Al Di Meola, Avishai Cohen, vibraphonist Mike Manieri, vocalist Miles Griffith, as well as Klaus Meine (Scorpions). As a composer he has won film-awards in USA, Europe and Asia. Lev Slepner was born in Moscow. He graduated from the School of Gnesin, the State School of Wind Art, the Russian Gnesin Academy of Music. Lev is a Triumph award winner as a composer and the best jazz musician of 2002.
He is also the author of his own technique of studying rhythms called System of Circles. He created a book called School of Rhythm and Drums, which many students use for practicing.
As a composer Lev Slepner has created and written music for documentary, animation, feature films and TV series. He has won international film-awards in USA, Europe and Asia.