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Grahame King

Royal Ballet Sinfonia- Birmingham Royal Ballet


Grahame has been Principal Timpanist with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, the orchestra of the Birmingham Royal Ballet since 1998. Additionally, he regularly plays as guest Principal Timpanist with many of the UK’s leading orchestras, touring extensively throughout Europe, America and Asia.

On the concert platform and in recording studios Grahame has worked with musicians such as Ashkenazy, Gatti, Menuhin, Maazel, Masur, Nelsons, Oramo, Pavarotti, Rattle, Salonen and Temirkanov.

He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, having lessons from the legendary James Blades.

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