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    Percy, Neil

    Percussionist who attended Cheltham’s School of Music, the Eastman School of Music and the Royal College of Music.

     

    Groups with whom he has worked include Adiemus, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Caixa, the London Symphony Orchestra and Momentum.

     

    In 2009, he appeared at LSO St. Luke’s Academy in a recital that comprised “B-Movie” by Karl Jenkins, “Fullness of Time” and “Tempest Lights” by Tim Garland, “Libertango” by Eric Sammut, “Michi” by Keiko Abe”, “Shapeshifter” by David Maric and “Texas Hoedown” by David Friedman.

     

    Momentum performed Tim Garland’s “Concerto for Percussion” at Barbican Hall on 5th May 2011.

     

    On 19th February 2013, Neil was a guest soloist of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff for a concert that featured “Enigma Variations” by Sir Edward Elgar, “Movements for a Clarinet Concerto” by Benjamin Britten, Reflected Images” by Colin Matthews and “The Twittering Machine” by Charlie Piper.

     

    Recordings on which Neil appears include:  Ball and Biscuit by Caixa; Bartok:  Concertos with Pierre-Laurent Aimard; Cuff Clout (A Neoteric Music Hall) by Kate Westbrook; Downey:  Concerto for Double-Bass/Discourse and The London Trumpet Sound, Vol. 2 with Geoffrey Simon; Epiphany, Modern Masters I and Music of Hope with the LSO; Flute Fusions:  Book 3 with Paul Edmund-Davies; Karl Jenkins:  The Concertos with Marat Bisengaliev; Platinum Collection by Karl Jenkins; Sofia Gubaidulina:  The Canticle of the Sun/Music for Flute, Strings & Percussion with Emmanuel Pahud; and, Works:  1965-1995 by Steve Reich.

     

    He can also be heard on the soundtracks of Brave, Braveheart, Coco Before Chanel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, Mirrormask and Twilight:  New Moon.

     

    In the field of music education, he has served on the faculty of the Royal Academy of Music as the head of their percussion and timpani department.  He was worked in various capacities with the Manhattan School of Music, the National Musicians Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra, the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the YouTube Symphony Orchestra.  Neil has also been active with the LSO Academy and LSO Discovery program.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://uk.yamaha.com/en/artists/percussions/neil_percy/
    2. http://www.musicweb-international.com/SandH/2009/Jul-Dec09/LSO1107.htm
    3. http://www.neilpercy.com/bio.htm
    4. http://www.neilpercy.com/events.php
    5. http://www.seenandheard-international.com/2013/02/20/colin-matthews-demonstrates-skill-as-composer-and-orchestrator/
    6. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/neil-percy-mn0000864670
    7. http://www.di-arezzo.co.uk/CD+sheet+music/classical+score/popular+sheet+music/CD+sheet+music-for-flute/MAYHE00643.html
    8. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5430263/filmotype
    9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUf_LbFOrW0
    10. http://www.rcs.ac.uk/postgraduate/mmus/percussion/masterclass.html
    11. http://lso.co.uk/lso-academy-2013-application-form

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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