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Ross Garrod


Professional Orchestral

  • Ulster Orchestra - Trial for principal percussion and second timpani
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
  • London Mozart Players
  • Royal Ballet Sinfonia
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sinfonia ViVA
  • London Gala Orchestra
  • New English Orchestra
  • Orchestra of St Paul’s


  • The King and I touring production - first deputy
  • Annie Get Your Gun, Grease, Guys and Dolls, Les Miserables, Hello Dolly, The Wizard of Oz, Sweeney Todd, Oklahoma, Pirates of Penzance, Bugsy Malone, Hot Mikado and Oliver
  • ‘Songs from the Shows’ with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • ‘Show Stoppers’ with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


  • Recording for Jessie J - remix of Price Tag
  • Recording for Mika - remix of Celebrate
  • Recording for Chris de Burgh - Moonfleet and Other Stories
  • Sound track for the films Shady Lady,Emil Orange & Derelict
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ­- Elgar’s Enigma Variations
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Gompor's Violin Concerto
  • BBC recording for Room 101 with the London Vegetable Orchestra (LVO)
  •  ITV recording for Lets Do Lunch with the LVO
  • Viral video advert for Tyrrells crisps with the LVO
  • Glèusta’s debut album (self-titled)


  • London Symphony Orchestra Side by Side Professional Experience Scheme
  • Hallé Orchestra Professional Experience Scheme
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain


  • Cymbiotic (percussion duo)
  • Glèusta (harp & percussion duo)
  • Fiddle Paradiddle (folk trio)

Chamber Performances

  • Royal Academy of Art for the Queen at the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the arts - Cymbiotic
  • Southbank Centre for the Festival of Britain - Cymbiotic
  • Kings Place - Cymbiotic
  • The Forge - Cymbiotic
  • Norfolk and Norwich Music Festival - Cymbiotic
  • Live Music Now - Cymbiotic
  • Anna Valentine’s Spring/Summer Fashion Show 2010
  • Two Moors Festival
  • Elton John’s White Tie and Tiara Ball 2010
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Glèusta
  • Edinburgh International Harp Festival - Glèusta
  • Brownstock Festival - Fiddle Paradiddle
  • Zildjian Orchestral Percussion and Timpani Prize
  • Martin Musical Scholarship
  • MBF Postgraduate Performance Award
  • MBF Music Education Award
  • RAM Entrance Scholarship

  • Royal Academy of Music - MA Orchestral Percussion and Timpani - Distinction
  • Royal Northern College of Music - BMus Hons 2i




Drum kit:
Stephen Quigley • Paul Patrick • Clifford Pick
Simon Carrington • David Searcy • Benedict Hoffnung • Ian Wright
Eric Sammut • Colin Currie • Elizabeth Gilliver
Dave Hassell • Paul Clavis (also Latin percussion with both tutors)

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Percussion, Drum Kit, Timpani