Lizzy with marimba sticks

Percussion

Orchestral

Lizzy has worked as a professional percussionist for many orchestras, including:

Professional

  • Bliss Sinfonia (Rugby School's professional freelance orchestra)
  • English National Opera
  • Festival Chamber Orchestra
  • London Sinfonietta
  • Prometheus Orchestra
  • Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra

Amateur

  • A10 Orchestra
  • Bedford Symphony Orchestra
  • Bromley Symphony Orchestra
  • Centenary Company (G&S Society) Orchestra
  • De Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Folkestone Symphony
  • Hertford Symphony Orchestra
  • Junior King's School Orchestra
  • Kent College Symphony Orchestra
  • Kent University Concert Band
  • Kent University Symphony Orchestra
  • King's School Symphony Orchestra
  • Lambeth Orchestra
  • Leicester Symphony Orchestra
  • Maidstone Symphony Orchestra
  • Maidstone Wind Symphony
  • National Children's Orchestra
  • Rugby Philharmonic
  • Rugby School Concert Band
  • Rugby School Symphony Orchestra
  • Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra
  • Watford Philharmonic Society
  • and many more!

Solo

Lizzy has also worked as a soloist with many different ensembles both for recordings and concert performances, including:

Concert performances

  • Concerto for Marimba composed by Rugby School pupil Rob Smith with Bliss Sinfonia
  • Percussion Concerto by Wilfred Josephs with Trinity Laban Brass Ensemble
  • The Making of the Drum by Bob Chilcott with ‘Commotio’ choir
  • Marimba Concertino by Paul Creston with James Allen Community Orchestra
  • Ruby by Joe Duddell with JAGS Symphony Orchestra

Recordings

  • Première of Bob Chilcott's Five Days that Changed the World
  • Willcocks' Sing Africa with 'Commotio' choir
  • BBC Songs of Praise timpanist for three episodes
  • Oxford University Press CD of Chilcott's On Christmas Night

Teachers

During her years of studying, Lizzy was very lucky to be taught by a large number of highly professional and inspiring teachers. The list below shows those she worked more closely with, but there were many others who led masterclasses, workshops and sectional rehearsals.

Lizzy playing timpani

LSO Discovery / James Sims-Williams

James Allen's Girls' School

  • Alex Neal (BBC Symphony Orchestra)

Royal College of Music

  • János Keszei
  • Michael Skinner

King's College London with lessons at Royal Academy of Music

  • Alex Clifford

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance

  • Mick Doran (English National Opera)
  • Gary Kettel
  • Marney O'Sullivan (Royal Northern Sinfonia)
  • Matt Perry (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

Other teachers

  • Simon Archer (Royal Opera House)
  • Tony Bedewi (BBC Symphony Orchestra)
  • Daniella Geneva
  • Gillian McDonagh
  • Ralph Salmins

Please contact Lizzy to book her to play percussion or timpani in your concert.