In this extended feature, Principal Timpanist Andy "Thumper" Smith, described here by a fellow player...
In this film, David Corkhill introduces some of his instruments in the percussion section. Why not download our iPad app, 'The Orchestra', to learn even more? Visit www.philharmonia.co.uk/app for more information.
The Philharmonia's Principal Percussionist's Chair is endowed by Mercedes and Michael Hoffman.
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