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Neil Percy - Percussionist / Educator

Neil Percy's official website

Principal Percussionist with the London Symphony Orchestra and Head of Timpani and Percussion at the Royal Academy of Music

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Locke Down — Neil's brand new composition, dedicated to US vibist Joe Locke. We will be offering free downloadable sheet music of this piece here soon. Stay tuned!

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Neil Percy's News

June 20, 2013
‘Sword Of Whispers’ duet with Joe Locke

Sword Of Whispers, Joe Locke (vibes), Neil Percy (marimba) — 13 June 2013 at the Royal Academy Of Music, opening ‘An Evening with Joe Locke’ concert – a collaboration of the RAM departments for Jazz and Timpany & Percussion.

April 20, 2013
An introduction to Momentum

Classical/Jazz crossover project feat. Geoffrey Keezer, Tim Garland, Neil Percy, Joe Locke, Carl Herring, Patrick Bettison – recorded live at St Luke’s, London 2010.

June 20, 2011
LSO Percussion Masterclass

Recorded in October 2010: Neil Percy’s LSO percussion Masterclass for the YouTube Orchestra

June 6, 2011
Momentum 2010 “Honu”

feat. Geoffrey Keezer, Tim Garland, Neil Percy, Joe Locke, Carl Herring, Patrick Bettison – recorded live at St Luke’s, London

May 1, 2011
Neil Percy and Tim Garland w/ the LSO

Tim Garland and Neil Percy are featured soloists with LSO’s performance of Tim Garland’s concerto for symphony orchestra

July 14, 2010
Momentum 2010 at St. Luke’s
Neil Percy, Tim Garland and a select group of international artists: Momentum 2010

Neil Percy, Tim Garland and a select group of international artists: Momentum 2010

Saxophone hero, composer, arranger and ensemble director Tim Garland co-directs an all-star band with LSO Principal Percussionist Neil Percy.

MOMENTUM 2010
November 17, 2010
St. Luke’s London

Neil plays a hybrid collection of percussion instruments specially selected and written for by Tim Garland for this project, exploring percussion instrumentation from all worlds.

Featuring Joe Locke (USA), one of the most talked about mallet players in jazz, Geoffrey Keezer (USA) who first made a name for himself with Art Blakey, Carl-Simon Herring and Patrick Bettison (UK).

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May 26, 2010
Neil awarded HonRAM
Neil Percy with Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

Neil Percy with Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Principal of the Royal Academy of Music

In June Neil is to receive his Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music (HonRAM) at this year’s Graduation Day. A stunned but delighted Neil says, “I’m completely shocked and very proud to have been given such a prestigious award. I’d like to think that this is in recognition of the fantastic work that has been done by all of the professors and students during my time as Head of Timpani and Percussion. Without their amazing efforts, the Department would not be where it is today.”

Neil Percy - Zildjian

Masterclasses and Workshops

Neil has been busy touring for Zildjian as 'artist in residence' with a variety of international talks, workshops and masterclasses.