Hugh Wilkinson


Professorial Staff - Percussion

Area of work

Wind, Brass and Percussion Department

Contact details


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF

Email: [email protected]



Since graduating from the Royal College of Music in 2000, Hugh Wilkinson has enjoyed a non-stop career as a performer, composer and educator.

He recently played percussion on the world tour of the Sam Mendes’ production of Richard III with Kevin Spacey, and played the Meltdown Festival with Mark Almond and with Goldie and the Heritage Orchestra.

He has also performed with the BBC Big Band, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Tim Minchin, Beth Orton, Donnie Osmond, the LPO, Roberto Pla, the London Sinfonietta and Siouxsie Sioux.

The numerous film soundtracks he has played on include Antman, Autobahn, Tulip Fever, The Selfish Giant, Beyond the Sea, Shifty, An Ideal Husband, Hard Candy and Poppy Shakespeare. 

Hugh has contributed to albums with a diverse range of artists such as Goldie, Marti Pellow, These New Puritans and DJ Vadim.

West End credits include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Singing in the Rain, Lion King, Hair, Play Without Words, Jerry Springer the Opera, Dorian Gray and Never Forget.

Hugh is also in demand as a songwriter, producer and teacher. He is the professor of Latin Percussion at the Royal College of Music and has given masterclasses in Afro-Cuban percussion for PAS, London Sinfonietta, the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC.


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