north east scotland's festival of new music

Adrian Spillett

In 1998 Adrian Spillett became the first percussionist to win the BBC Young Musician of the Year Award. He then took third prize in the Eurovision Grand Prix for Young Musicians in Vienna.

After graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2000 he formed the Percussion Quartet 4- MALITY, which has performed at nearly all the British music festivals including the BBC Proms, as well as making numerous television and radio broadcasts. In addition to being the first British percussion group to have participated at the Taipei Percussion Festival in Taiwan, 4-MALITY has also been on a recent tour of Australia.

Adrian Spillett has appeared as a soloist with the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool, Royal Philharmonic, Austrian Radio Symphony and Irish Chamber orchestras. Among the other orchestras and ensembles with whom he has recently worked are the City of Birmingham and BBC Symphony Orchestras, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, the London Sinfonietta, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

His concerto performances include Macmillan's Veni, Veni, Emmanuel, Keiko Abe's Prism Rhapsody II, Joseph Schwantner's Percussion Concerto, and the world premiere of Dinuk Wijeratne's Percussion Concerto.


Other members in The Colin Currie Group: Colin Currie | Tony Bedewi | Richard Benjafield | Joby Burgess | Adam Clifford | Andrew Cottee | Owen Gunnell | Synergy Vocals | Sam Walton | Rowland Sutherland.


The Graham Fitkin Ensemble are: Simon Haram - soprano/alto saxes +ewi | Nick Moss -sop/alto/tenor saxes + bass clarinet | Noel Langley - trumpets, flugel horn | Adrian Spillett - percussion, vibraphone, drums | Joby Burgess - percussion, marimba, drums | Graham Fitkin - piano | Alan Thomas - guitars, mandolin | Ruth Wall - wire strung, bray and lever harps | John Lunn - bass

events in 2010 with Adrian Spillett
  Date Day Time Location Event Details
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21Thu 7.30 pmAberdeenGraham Fitkin Ensemble
23Sat 7.30 pmAberdeenColin Currie Group