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Oliver Pooley

Percussion

BMus(Hons)  LRSM  AMusTCL
http://obpooley.wix.com/oliverpooley


Professional Orchestral Experience
Trials

  • Northern Ballet - Trial for Principal Timpani (2021 - ongoing)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra - Trial for No.2 Percussion (December 2017 - September 2018)
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic - Trial for Principal Percussion No.3 (2015 - 2016) - including Principal Timpani
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Trial for Principal Percussion & Timpani (2014 - 2016)

Freelance Orchestral Experience

  • Britten Sinfonia
  • RTÉ Symphony Orchestra
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • Southbank Sinfonia 
  • Bath Philharmonia
  • Brandenburg Sinfonia
  • The Little Orchestra
  • Rainer Hersch Orchestra
  • Brecon Baroque Festival
  • Sinfonia Verdi
  • Bury Court Opera
  • Chelsea Opera Group
  • Howard Goodall Orchestra
  • Melos Sinfonia
  • Multi-Story Orchestra
  • Orpheus Sinfonia
  • Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra
  • West Green House Opera
  • Birmingham Opera
  • Mozart Symphony Orchestra
  • English Philharmonia
  • Royal Orchestral Society

 Musical Theatre

  • Miss Saigon - International Tour, Deputy Drum Kit
  • Les Miserables - London, Deputy Percussion
  • Mary Poppins - International Tour, Deputy Drum Kit & Percussion chair
  • It Happened in Key West - London, Drum Kit/Percussion chair
  • Titanic: The Musical (Charing Cross Theatre) - deputy percussion
  • Little Women - London - Drum Kit/Percussion chair
  • Legally Blonde - London - Percussion chair

 Chamber Experience

  • Ensemble x.y (January 2015 - Present)
    • Performances given at the Royal Academy of Music, St John's Smith Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, City University, The Warehouse, Waterloo Festival, St John's Church; winners of 2016 "NonClassical: Battle of the Bands"
  • Duo with recorder - performances given at St John's, Smith Square, Chinese Embassy, London, and prestigious woodwind festival in Munster, Germany - May 2015 - Present
  • Performance with Colin Currie of Joseph Pereira percussion quartet as part of "Metal, Wood, Skin" festival at the Southbank Centre - December 2014
  • Bartok's "Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion" at Centre for Young Musicians, London - January 2014

Training

  • Royal Academy of Music Ensembles (section principal in all): Symphony Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Soloists' Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra
  • Britten-Pears Young Artist Scheme (section principal) (2014)
  • London Symphony Orchestra, St. Luke’s Academy - 2009 & 2013
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
  • LPO Foyle Future Firsts (2016 - 2017) - Reserve

 Solo Experience

  • Concerto Performances at Royal Northern College of Music and Chester Cathedral
  • BBC Young Musician of the Year 2010 - Category Finalist
  • Full length solo recitals given at Saddleworth Festival, Cardiff Millenium Centre, Leeds College of Music

 Education

  • Royal Academy of Music - BMus (Hons) 2:1 (Full Scholarship and Leverhulme Scholarship) 2011 - 2015
  • Chetham’s School of Music 2009 - 2011

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Instruments
Percussion, Drum Kit, Timpani, Timpani and Percussion