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Harry Penny


Current Position

  • Principal Bass Clarinet and Sub Principal Clarinet Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Birmingham Royal Ballet

Orchestral Freelance/Trials

  • Aurora Orchestra - Clarinet & Bass Clarinet
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra - 2nd, E flat, Bass (Trial Sub Principal/E flat)
  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields - 2nd
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra - 2nd, E flat
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - 1st, 2nd, E flat, Bass
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra - 1st, 2nd, E flat, Bass
  • BBC Concert Orchestra - 2nd, Bass
  • City of London Sinfonia - 1st (Trial Principal Clarinet)
  • CBSO - 2nd, Bass
  • RSNO - 1st, 2nd, E flat (Trial Principal/E flat)
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - 2nd & E flat
  • Ulster Orchestra - 1st
  • London Contemporary Orchestra - 1st
  • London Concert Orchestra - 1st
  • New London Orchestra - 1st


  • Isobel Griffiths
  • National Film and Television School
  • Sony BMG
  • London Contemporary Orchestra
  • Music Solutions Ltd
  • Classical Rec sessions for BBCSO, BBCCO, RPO, Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Theatre Work

Chairs Held:

  • Aspects of Love (West End)
  • Mary Poppins (West End) 
  • Witches of Eastwick (West End) 
  • Me and My Girl (Chichester) 
  • Mack and Mabel (Chichester & Tour)
  • Billy Elliot (UK Tour & Hamburg)
  • Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet (Sadlers Wells & Tour)
  • Great Gatsby (Northern Ballet)

Depped on:

  • Les Miserables (West End)
  • Les Miserables Concert (West End)
  • Phantom of the Opera (West End)
  • American in Paris (West End)
  • Young Frankenstein (West End)
  • Everybody’s Talking about Jamie (West End)
  • Wicked (West End)
  • Matilda (West End & Tour) 
  • Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissor Hands (Sadlers Wells)

Solo, Chamber, Awards & Other

  • Richard Carne Junior Fellow for Individuals at Trinity Laban (2013-2014)
  • Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship
  • Manchester Midday Concert Society Artist 2013-2014
  • Park Lane Group Artist (2011-2013)
  • Recitals at Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Bridgewater Hall, Purcell Room, St Martins, St James Picc
  • Founding member of Mercury Quartet
  • RPS Sir John Barbirolli Young Artist 2008
  • Vibrate Festival, Enescu Festival, InnerSound, (Romania), St Prex Classics, Jardin Musicaux, Hirzenberg Zofingen (Swizterland), Freideriksvaerk Festival (Denmark)
  • Nigel Kennedy Quintet EU Tour


  • London Symphony Orchestra Academy
  • Royal College of Music BMus (Hons)

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Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Eb Clarinet, Saxophone and Clarinet