Gary Kettel

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Professional Staff - Percussionist

Area of work

Wind, Brass & 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]

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4444


Gary became co-principal percussionist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the age of 20 and since then has become one of Britain’s most sought after percussionists. He is stylistically versatile, with experience in all fields of music from Latin American and Ethnic through straight Classical to Pop and Contemporary. His long association with film and television music also began at a young age. Gary has worked with such eminent artists as Jerry Goldsmith, Henry Mancini, Paul McCartney, John Williams, Michael Kamen, Danny Elfman, David Arnold and Elmer Bernstein to name but a few.

Creative Outputs

Essay:  I can't think of any other English players who can come close to the performance by Kettel - Drums and Percussion magazine

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