Andrew Barclay


Timpani and Percussion - Timpani and Percussion

Principal percussionist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Freelances with all the major London orchestras including West End shows

In demand for masterclasses all over the UK; coaches percussionists on the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme

Andrew is Principal Percussionist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO). After studying at the Royal College of Music, he embarked on a freelance career with the London and regional orchestras, chamber and contemporary groups and West End shows. In 1990 he was invited to join the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and spent 5 years there before moving to the LPO. Andrew also presents the LPO’s highly-acclaimed school’s concerts at the Royal Festival Hall. With several thousand children present, he has been required to sing, dance and even recite Shakespeare.

Recently, Andrew has also performed in The Lion King in the West End, on the soundtracks to Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and other TV and film projects, and as timpanist with London Brass.

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