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Gary Kettel

Professional Staff - Percussion


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

Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444


Area of Work

Wind, Brass & Percussion Department
Gary Kettel


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