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Scott Bywater

Timpani and Percussion

GRSM LRAM Profcert DipAdv ARAM


Orchestral Work

London Symphony Orchestra, timps / perc
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, timpani trial 2005 / perc
BBC Concert Orchestra, timps / perc
BBC Symphony Orchestra, perc
London Philharmonic Orchestra, perc
Philharmonia Orchestra, perc
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, timps / perc
London Mozart Players, timps / perc
London Concert Orchestra, timps perc

English National Opera, timps / perc
Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, timps
Royal Ballet Sinfonia, timps
Northen Ballet Theatre, timps
Scottish National Orchestra, timpani trial, winter 2002
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, timpani trial 2007

Britten Sinfonia, timps, perc
City of London Sinfonia, timps / perc
English Touring Opera, timps / perc

Early Opera Company, timps
Classical Opera Company, timps
Academy of Ancient Music, timps / perc
The Gabrieli Consort, timps
English Concert, timps
The Hilliard Ensemble, timps / perc
The Hanover Band, timps / perc


Scott has played on recordings with numerous ensembles.  These include:

'Proclamation' with The International Celebrity Trumpet Ensemble including Paul Archibald, Maurice Murphy and Hans Gansch
Several CDs in the London Mozart Players' 'Contemporaries of Mozart' series
'A Flowering Tree' by John Adams with the composer conducting the LSO
'The Judgement of Paris' by John Ecclces with Christian Curnyn and the Early Opera Company
'Hodie Gloriosa' with The London Mozart Players Brass Ensemble
Bainton Symphony No.3, Boughton Symphony No.1 with Tod Handley and The BBC Concert Orchestra
Symphonies No.1 and 3 by Matthew Taylor with the composer conducting

West End Musicals

'Martin Guerre' 1997
‘Sunset Boulevard’ 1996


1990 – 1996                Royal Academy of Music, London
                                    GRSM 1993, LRAM 1993, ProfCert 1994, Advanced Course 1996   
                                    ARAM awarded in 2007 for services to the music profession

Timpani Professor – Kurt-Hans Goedicke
Percussion Professors - Neil Percy, Nicholas Cole, Stephen Quigley
Percussion Ensemble – Simon Carrington, Nicholas Cole, Stephen Quigley
Latin Masterclasses – Paul Clarvis, Dave Hassel
Drum Set Professor – Trevor Tompkins
EUYO Professors – Rainer Seegers, Nicholas Cole

Teaching Experience

The King Alfred School, Golders Green, London 1992–2007
Bedales School, Petersfield, Hampshire 1998–2001
Bedales Junior School, Hampshire 1998–2001
Queenswood School for Girls, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire 1994–1996
Bishop Thomas Grant School, Streatham, London 1998–2001
Timpani and Percussion coach for East Sussex Youth Orchestra 2000–2003

Additional Information

Associated Board Grades 8 Pianoforte
Education workshops in schools with Paul Archibald and Ben Hoffnung
Education projects with The Hanover Band in local Sussex schools
Education projects with London Symphony Orchestra
Education project with the City of London Sinfonia at the Tower of London, in addition to Educational Concerts
Education concerts and with The London Mozart Players and Alasdair Malloy
‘Darwin’s Dream’ education project with The Fibonacci Sequence at the Royal Albert Hall

Instrument Hire

Whatever your Timpani or Percussion requirements Scott is able to provide high quality instruments from his own collection. He owns 18 different timpani drums from Modern to Classical and Baroque and can also provide a full percussion section including the larger instruments such as Tubular Bells, Xylophones and Vibraphones.

The information contained in this CV is provided by the client of MAS.
MAS takes no responsibility for its accuracy.

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