Hugh Wilkinson

Music composer for film, television, advertising, video games and theatre.

With his background as a classical and world percussionist, he brings a unique and vibrant approach to each project. He has enjoyed a successful career in film, theatre, television and radio, spanning almost 30 years.

Since graduating from the Royal College of Music Hugh has been in high demand as a percussionist. Specialising in Afro-Cuban and Brazilian hand drumming Hugh is a also highly skilled as a classical and pop percussionist. He has recently played at the 02 with Quincy Jones, on the world tour of Sam Mendes’ production of Richard III and headlined the Meltdown Festival with Marc Almond.

Known for his versatility and musical approach Hugh has performed live with Goldie, Beth Orton, Mark Ronson, Paul Weller, Caro Emerald, Lalah Hathway, Donnie Osmond, Marti Pellow, Kid Kreole, Marc Almond, Pete Tong, Nitin Sawhney, Roberto Pla, Tim Minchin, Siouxsie Sioux, DJ Vadim, The Heritage Orchestra, The Outlook Orchestra, North Sea Radio Orchestra, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Big Band, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta.

The numerous film soundtracks he has played on include The Wedding Guest, Antman, Beyond the Sea, The Selfish Giant, Hockney, Shifty, An Ideal Husband, Hard Candy and Poppy Shakespeare.

Hugh has contributed to albums for a diverse range of artists such as Goldie, Marti Pellow, Marc Almond, These New Puritans, North Sea Radio Orchestra and DJ Vadim.

Hugh is a professor of Latin percussion at the Royal College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire and gives percussion workshops for the LSO, Sinfonietta and BBC.

West End performing credits include Motown The Musical, Dreamgirls, In The Heights, Lion King, Daddy Longlegs, Hair, Play Without Words, Jerry Springer the Opera, Dorian Gray, Never Forget.

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