Phil Girling

Phil graduated from the then Welsh College of Music and Drama in 1989 gaining a Distinction in the Advanced Certificate in Performance and wining the Principal’s Prize. 

He has pursued a busy freelance career as an orchestral percussionist working regularly for the past 21 years with BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Principal Percussion 2003-2004) and Welsh National Opera (Associate Principal Percussion 2002-present), as well as many other British orchestras and ensembles. 

Phil’s playing has taken him all over Europe and to the USA and the Far East and although performing is his passion, he teaches and demonstrates percussion whenever he can, being heavily involved with the education departments of both BBC NOW and WNO as well as running his own schools’ percussion duo.