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Paul Parker


Percussion and Timpani


1971-1977:                              Queen Elizabeth School for Boys, Barnet, Hertfordshire
Qualifications:                         6 ‘O’ Levels (including Music)

1977-1979:                              Southgate Technical College, London N14
Qualifications:                         2 ‘A’ Levels: Music and History
                                                I also studied Drama, playing an active part in musicals and plays.


Royal Academy of Music, London
                                                Performer’s Course in Timpani and Percussion
                                                Percussion Tutors:       Mr Nicholas Cole
                                                                                    Mr James Blades
                                                Passed all internal examinations
                                                2nd Study: Trumpet Tutor: Mr William Houghton

1982:                                       Elected a Licentiate of The Royal Academy of Music as a
Timpani and Percussion
Teacher (L.R.A.M)      

1983:                                       Awarded The James Blades Prize for Timpani


1983-Present:                           Freelance Percussion and Timpani player (see below)

1993:                                       Appointed Sub Principal Percussion (playing principal as
required) with the Royal Ballet
                                                Sinfonia, the orchestra of the Birmingham Royal Ballet.    
                                                Musical Director:         Mr Barry Wordsworth
                                                Artistic Director:          Mr David Bintley

I am still an active member of The Royal Ballet Sinfonia andin addition to the Ballet repertoire participate in large and small ensemble concerts and educations projects.

My professional experience has been gained by playing with the following orchestras, which includes playing on numerous audio and video recordings in all types of music (including cinematic film) and appearing on live and recorded concerts for television and radio.

In alphabetical order:

BBC Concert                                                   Hilliard Ensemble
Bournemouth Sinfonietta                                London Philharmonic
Bournemouth Symphony                                London Symphony
City of London Sinfonia                                 Royal Opera House
City of Milton Keynes                                    Royal Philharmonic
English National Ballet                                   RTE National Symphony, Dublin
English National Opera                                   Ulster, Belfast
Glyndebourne Touring Opera                         West End and Touring Shows

Foreign concert tours have included visits to Europe, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, South America and the USA.

Mr John Beadle
Orchestra Director of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia

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Percussion, Drum Kit, Timpani