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.
1979-1983 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
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