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Jeremy Cornes

Jeremy Cornes

Lead Tutor for Drums / Percussion
Academic school:
Job title:
Lead Tutor for Drums / Percussion
Higher qualifications:

GRSM (Hons)

Professional organisations:
Royal Society of Musicians
Musicians Union


Jeremy received his musical education at the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Alan Cumberland, Michael Skinner and Kevin Hathway.

Whilst still at college Jeremy started his professional career appearing with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Since leaving college Jeremy has been much in demand as a freelance musician. He has appeared with most of the major symphony orchestras in the Country, performing regularly with the London Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, John Wilson Orchestra and the Britten Sinfonia. He was a member of the Opera '80 touring company (now English Touring Opera) for three seasons from 1986 to 1988, and has performed at twenty five seasons of Glyndebourne Festival Opera with the LPO. He has also performed extensively abroad, particularly with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, LPO and LSO, and has featured on many recordings of orchestral, operatic and film music including the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, the 3 ‘Star Wars’ prequel films and ‘Rise of the Guardians’.

He has also performed for the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia, Halle, CBSO, Sinfonia Viva, English Chamber Orchestra, Royal Opera, English National Opera, Opera North, Welsh National Opera, the BBC Symphony and Concert Orchestras, the National Orchestra of Wales, the London Sinfonietta, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Sixteen and the Arc Dance Company.

Jeremy has been Professor of Orchestral Percussion and head of the Drum/Percussion Department at the London College of Music since 2003.