Recent Highlights

The RCM hosts an annual Festival of Percussion, which has attracted the BBC Symphony Orchestra Timpani and Percussion sections and guest artists such as:

  • Gavin Harrison
  • Stewart Copeland
  • Pete Lockett
  • John Riley
  • Peter Erskine
  • O Duo
  • Graham Johns
  • Nick Would
  • JoJo Mayer
  • Dave Weckl

RCM students have had several opportunities to travel and perform abroad. Recently, students have travelled to Florence with Serge Vuille, while the RCM’s own percussion quartet PERC’M has performed in Basel with David Hockings.

Many high-profile percussionists have given masterclasses at the RCM, including:

  • Peter Erskine
  • Colin Currie
  • Percussionists from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Pius Cheung
  • David Friedman
  • Paolo Cimmino
  • Eric Sammut
  • O Duo
  • Chris Lamb
  • Ian Thomas
  • She-e Wu
  • Jasmin Kolberg
  • Jim Kilpatrick (18 times world pipe band champion who has trained our Redhocks Drumline)

The entire faculty performs at the annual Percussion Showcase, which includes solos, duos and performances from the RCM’s in-house percussion ensembles: PERC’M and the Redhocks.  

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