David Corkhill

Biography

Born: September 29, 1946; Bebington, Cheshire  
David Corkhill is one of Britain's most distinguished tympanists and percussionists. He began playing piano at the age of eight and his studies as a harpsichordist at the Royal Academy of Music, London, in 1964. In his second year, he concentrated on percussion, studying with James Blades, Roy Jesson, and Maurice Miles. He began performing in British orchestras in 1967, becoming the principal tympanist the English Chamber Orchestra in 1970. He Read more was associated with Benjamin Britten, who consulted with Corkhill when writing the tympani parts for works such as Death in Venice, Owen Wingrave, and Rejoice in the Lamb. In 1975, he became professor of tympani and percussion at the Guildhall School of Music and the following year was appointed principal percussionist of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Corkhill is also director of both the Guildhall Percussion Ensemble and Barbican Percussion Ensemble. He is an accomplished performer on historical instruments and has worked with period-instrument ensembles ranging from the Martin Best Medieval Ensemble to Christopher Hogwood's Academy of Ancient Music. In 1995, Georg Solti invited Corkhill to perform as the tympanist in the World Orchestra for Peace, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations. Corkhill is particularly interested in expanding the chamber music repertoire for percussionists. He recorded Bartók's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion two times, and his recording of the work with Solti, Murray Perahia, and Evelyn Glennie was awarded a Grammy Award in 1988. Read less

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Biography

Born: September 29, 1946; Bebington, Cheshire  
David Corkhill is one of Britain's most distinguished tympanists and percussionists. He began playing piano at the age of eight and his studies as a harpsichordist at the Royal Academy of Music, London, in 1964. In his second year, he concentrated on percussion, studying with James Blades, Roy Jesson, and Maurice Miles. He began performing in British orchestras in 1967, becoming the principal tympanist the English Chamber Orchestra in 1970. He Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): Rejoice in God, O ye Tongues (choir)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry (treble)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For the Mouse is a creature of great personal valour (alto)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For the flowers are great blessings (tenor)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For I am under the same accusation (choir)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For He is the spirit (bass and choir)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): Hallelujah (choir)
Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion: I. Assai lento
II. Lento, ma non troppo
III. Allegro non troppo
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): Rejoice in God, O ye Tongues (choir)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry (treble)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For the Mouse is a creature of great personal valour (alto)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For the flowers are great blessings (tenor)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For I am under the same accusation (choir)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): For He is the spirit (bass and choir)
Rejoice in the Lamb - Festival Cantata Op. 30 (2004 Digital Remaster): Hallelujah (choir)
I. Assai lento
II. Lento, ma non troppo
III. Allegro non troppo


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