- Wind, Brass & Percussion
Chris Brannick is a polymath percussionist, singer and actor, with both maths and music degrees, and an award-winning screenwriter. He is a founder member of internationally renowned percussion iconoclasts ensemble bash and Classic Rhythm, a maverick trio of musical magpies.
He's worked alongside Dame Evelyn Glennie, Stewart Copeland of The Police, Nana Vasconcelos, Joanna MacGregor and Eric Whitacre among others, and has commissioned a significant corpus of percussion solos, duets and ensemble works from composers such as Graham Fitkin, Stephen Montague, David Bedford, Debbie Wiseman and Django Bates. With ensemble bash he has performed three times at the BBC Proms and he was Principal Percussion for Glyndebourne Touring Opera for 15 years.
As part of cabaret duo Casson and The Brannick Academy, Chris has appeared in this country and in New York; their album Tutankhamun All Wrapped Up sold 65,000 copies.
His acting roles have covered moles, Death, Bruce Willis impersonators and flying mathematicians. Chris won the 2018 Global Motion Pictures Award Best Screenplay award for Rest in Peaceminster, and his plays regularly appear at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringes.
He is Chair of the music education hub Newham Music and an ABRSM examiner. Chris is also a qualified Executive Coach.