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Colin Currie (uncredited)

Colin Currie

The leading percussionist of his generation and soloist of choice for composers from Steve Reich to Rautavaara, Colin Currie has been the driving force behind new percussion repertoire for more than a decade. Acclaimed for his virtuosity and musical integrity, Currie is a solo and chamber artist at the peak of his powers. Championing new music at the highest level, Currie has appeared with many of the world's leading orchestras, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra and London Philharmonic among them.Currie's "athletic percussionism, compulsive showmanship and deep musicality" (The Guardian) has inspired composers from around the globe, and forthcoming commissions include new works written for Currie by Elliott Carter, Kalevi Aho, Sally Beamish, Askell Masson, James MacMillan, Louis Andriessen and Steve Reich. From his earliest years Currie forged a pioneering path in creating new music for percussion and he was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award in 2000 for his inspirational role in contemporary music-making.