Adrian Spillett

In 1998 Adrian Spillett won the title of BBC Young Musician, the first percussionist to win this competition. Adrian then went on to win third prize in the Eurovision Grand Prix for Young Musicians in Vienna. Soon after, Adrian formed the 4-MALITY Percussion Quartet, and in 2000 graduated from the RNCM.

Adrian has performed in many of the British Music Festivals including the BBC Proms, Cheltenham, Edinburgh Chichester, Chelmsford, Rhythm Sticks, Bath, and Newbury Festivals, as well as numerous TV and Radio Broadcasts. Performances abroad include Belgium, Paris, Italy, Spain, Finland, Austria and British Council tours of the Middle East, Ireland and Turkey. Adrian has also made his debut as a soloist with the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Austrian Radio Symphony, Ulster, Royal Philharmonic, and Irish Chamber Orchestras. Concerto performances include Macmillan's I/eni, Veni Emmanuel, Joseph Schwantner's Percussion Concerto and the world premiere of Dinuk Wijeratne's Percussion Concerto.

Away from solo work, Adrian has also worked with groups such as Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, London Sinfonietta, Music Theatre Wales, Contemporary Music Ensemble of Wales and orchestras including BBC Symphony, Opera North, Australian Chamber, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Halle, Northern Sinfonia, Bournemouth and Ulster Orchestras.

Adrian is grateful for the support from Sabian Cymbals.

For further information please visit Adrian's web site at

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