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Oliver Butterworth


Professional Orchestral Experience
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Trial for Principal Percussion No 3 & Timpani No 2 (2015-2016)
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Philharmonia Orchestra 
  • English National Opera
  • Royal Opera House
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • RTE National Symphony Orchestra
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Manchester Camerata
  • Britten Sinfonia
  • London Mozart Players
  • English National Ballet - Soloist
  • London Concert Orchestra

Education Work
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra education project - timpani
  • National Children's Orchestra - Staff member
  • Rugby School - Peripatetic Percussion teacher
  • Bilton Grange School - Peripatetic Percussion teacher 
  • The Centre for Young Musicians, London - Part time Percussion and Drum Kit teacher
  • Blackheath Conservatoire of Music - Part time Drum Kit teacher
  • Regular workshop leader for Percussion workshops in schools

Studio/Recording/TV/Radio Experience
  • Recorded for Decca Records and EMI
  • Sessions in Angel Studios (London)

Competitions & Awards
  • Zildjian Cymbal Prize - Winner 2016
  • Fleming Award from Help Musicians UK 2015
  • Countess of Munster Musical Trust Award 2015
  • James Blades Award - Winner 2012, 2014 and 2015
  • Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarships' - Finalist 2014 
  • BBC Young Musician of the Year– Category Finalist 2009

Drum Kit/Pop Percussion
  • Numerous Musical Theatre productions (Oliver, Little Shop of Horrors, West Side Story etc.)

  • Royal Academy of Music - MA Distinction/DipRAM                                       2015-2016
    • Entrance Scholarship with Leverhulme Orchestral Mentorship Scheme
  • Royal Academy of Music - BMus in Performance                                          2011-2015
    • Regency Award for Outstanding Studentship
    • Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (teaching diploma)
  • Royal College of Music Junior Department                                                    2007-2011    

Andy Barclay   
Bill Lockhart   

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Percussion, Baroque Timpani, Drum Kit, Ethnic Percussion, Timpani