New percussion tutors for School of Wind, Brass and Percussion

Our School of Wind, Brass and Percussion is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Turner and Emil Kuyumcuyan as Tutor in Timpani and Visiting Tutor in Snare Drum respectively.

Paul Turner at the timpaniFor the past 25 years, Paul has been Principal Timpanist with the BBC Philharmonic, during which time he has performed, recorded and toured internationally. Prior to this, Paul was Principal Timpanist with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as a Guest Timpanist with countless orchestras and ensembles including the London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and London Mozart Players. A highly sought-after tutor, Paul gives private lessons, masterclasses and tuition at conservatoires across the UK.

Emil tours internationally as a solo percussionist, as a soloist with Les Percussions de Strasbourg, and as a guest performer with ensembles including Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestre Nationale de France, Slagwerk Den Haag, and the Staatsorchester Stuttgartt. He has won several competitions and awards including The Tromp Percussion International Competition (2016), DAAD Award (2016) and The Stockholm International Music Competition (2014) and has given masterclasses at international conservatoires including Tchaikovsky Conservatoire Moscow, Shanghai Conservatoire and EMSP, Brazil. He is currently Percussion Tutor at the Conservatoire de Laval and has composed several works for percussion with recent commissions from The Philharmonie Cologne and the IPEA Competition, Shanghai.

Emil Kuyumcuyan

Simone Rebello, Director of Percussion at the RNCM, says: ‘I am delighted to be welcoming Paul and Emil, two world class performers and educators into the team, bringing their expertise and vision to the department and to our extensive programme of percussion studies.’

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6 August 2021

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