Simon Carrington


Timpani and Percussion - Timpani

Principal Timpanist of the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Has coached talented young percussionists on the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the European Youth Orchestra

Simon studied at the Royal College of Music and in 1991 joined the London Symphony Orchestra, going on to become junior principal timpani and percussion from 1995. He joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra as principal timpanist in September 2002.

Simon is a professor of timpani at the Royal Academy of Music and has taught and given masterclasses around the world. He has also coached the timpani and percussion sections of many student orchestras including the National Youth Orchestra, Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra and European Union Youth Orchestra.

As a percussionist he enjoyed playing vibraphone in Steve Reich’s Sextet at the Barbican in 1996 and he has also given a number of duo recitals (vibraphone and marimba) with Andrew Barclay at prestigious venues such as Dorchester Abbey and Fareham Library.

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