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David Jackson

Percussion, Vice-Chair of the Board

Member since 1996

‘I was a huge Star Wars fan in the late 70s and on acquiring the Original Soundtrack album and reading on the front ‘Music composed and conducted by John Williams, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra’ I decided that THAT was the orchestra I wanted to play in.’

From 1989 to 1992 David Jackson studied percussion and timpani at the Royal College of Music under Kevin Hathway and Janos Keszei. During this time, he performed as both soloist and orchestral musician and was awarded the British Reserve Percussion Prize three years in a row. David has also studied with Gernot Schultz (Principal Percussion, Berlin Philharmonic) and participated in masterclasses with Evelyn Glennie and James Wood.

David was awarded a Countess of Munster Scholarship (1991) and a Martin Musical Scholarship (1991 & 1992) enabling him to study marimba with Robert Van Sice. In 1992 he was a finalist in the Shell LSO Scholarship for Percussion. David has performed with all the major London orchestras and made his professional debut with the LSO in 1993, becoming a full member of the Orchestra in 1996.