Adrian Bending Principal Timpani

Adrian is our Principal Timpani.

As well as being our Principal Timpani, Adrian appears regularly with many of London’s symphonic, chamber and period-instrument orchestras.

In 2018, Nicola Benedetti wrote a new cadenza for Beethoven’s Violin Concerto for violin and timpani. We performed a series of concerts with Nicola, and Adrian played played the cadenza with her.

Adrian can be heard on many film soundtracks including Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireRichard IIIPhiladelphiaEnigma and Cliffhanger.

In 2016 Adrian published his teaching book Bending Bach’s Basslines and has composed and arranged material for the Associated Board’s new percussion syllabus.