London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music
Neil is the longest serving Principal Percussion of the London Symphony Orchestra and has been Head of Timpani and Percussion at the Royal Academy of Music since 2000. He has worked closely with many major artists and conductors and as a soloist with Sir Colin Davis, Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich, François-Xavier Roth, Karl Jenkins, Ravi Shankar, Kent Nagano and Elgar Howarth. He has also worked closely with many composers for over 150 film scores including John Williams, James Horner and Alex Desplat and major pop and jazz artists including Herbie Hancock, Elvis Costello and Laura Mvula. He has enjoyed the Zildjian cymbals 'artist in residence' role, is a Yamaha drums and keyboards artist and an artist for Evans Drumheads and Freer Mallets.
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