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Stevens & Pound

Stevens & Pound Delia collaborates with BBC Folk Musician of the Year triple nominee, harmonica virtuoso Will Pound for a new duo reimagining the folk music which inspires classical composers

Aurora Percussion Duo

Aurora Percussion Duo "superb" **** The Financial Times Winners of Royal Over-Seas League 2012 and Park Lane Group Artists, the Aurora Percussion Duo is an award-winning chamber ensemble; performance highlights include 3 concert tours to China including Beijing's Forbidden Concert Hall plus UK appearances at Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room and Cambridge International Music Festival.


ConunDrums “A toe-tapping challenge to the unthinking extension of artificial intelligence running our lives” Evan Davis, BBC R4 Delia is the founder and Artistic Director of ConunDrums: interactive counter-concerts embedded in conversation, curated for percussion and centred around big questions: AlgoRhythms explores music and AI in concert.


Kabantu "immaculate five-part harmonies...a rousing display of fine musicianship" **** The Guardian Kabantu hails from Manchester, unraveling new marriages of music from around the globe. Highlights include winning the Royal Over-Seas League Competition 2017, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, BBC Free Thinking Festival, Lucerne Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival and collaborations with Manchester Camerata, BBC Singers and Sinfonia Cymru.

Propellor Ensemble

Propellor Ensemble “An ensemble who cross the worlds of folk, classical, electronic and experimental music. It twists and turns through different sound worlds. An intriguing project.” Aidan O'Rourke (LAU) Propellor are a twelve-piece daring, cross-genre ensemble of multi-instrumentalists from a variety of musical backgrounds who create audio-visual performances mapping our collective experience of the natural world.


Vivaldi: Seasons for Change

2023: Delia is Co-Guest Director with Sinfonia Cymru and violinist Simmy Singh for a reimagination of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons as a double concerto - Seasons for Change - with improvised percussion commissioned by Sky Arts

University of Leeds

2022: Delia is Artist-in-Residence at Leeds University where she has been commissioned to curate 3 concerts/web-talks in tandem with academics in the music, science and tech departments to celebrate the opening of the Bragg Centre for Materials Research Building. Concert 1: Metals Commission composer Damien Harron plus Aurora Percussion Duo feat. guest percussionist Jason Huxtable Concert 2: Multiscale Modelling Commission folk harmonica player Will Pound & Kabantu Concert 3: AlgoRhythms


2019: 5-date Germany Concerto Tour - Lausitzer Philharmonie/Ewa Struinska (Dorman)


2016: Krakow Last Night of the Proms: Concerto Soloist - Beethoven Academy Orchestra/Daniel Smith (Dorman/Rimsky-Korsakov/Anderson)

Gold Medal

2014: RNCM Gold Medal Winner/Solo Wigmore Hall Recital

RNCM Concerto Competition

2012: RNCM Concerto Competition Winner: (Dorman) RNCM Symphony Orchestra, RNCM Concert Hall/Carlos Del Cueto


2008 & 2010: BBC Young Musician of the Year Category Finalist



Regular guest percussionist for former leading Manchester-based contemporary music ensemble Psappha

Dark Inventions

Delia was the Principal Percussionist of York-based new ensemble, Dark Inventions. She regularly records and performs with the group, championing new music and commissions, particularly from British composers, recording 3 albums to date with them

Manchester International Festival

Manchester International Festival 2017 Delia collaborated with composer Samson Young in a performance residency at the Manchester International Festival in a live radio broadcast alongside actors, foley artists and ensemble

London Sinfonietta

London Sinfonietta Academy: Principal Percussion



2021 BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall: House Band

The Lion King
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Manchester Collective

Outreach & Education

Leeds Conservatoire

Senior Lecturer in Percussion & Module Coordinator/Lecturer: Classical Reflective Practice Module 2018-2022

British Council

UK Guest Panellist for Youth Dialogue - II International Seminar of Music and Social Transformation organised by Filarmónica Joven de Colombia. Innovation in music and the creation of new experiences for the public. Musicians as Creative Entrepreneurs.

Royal Northern College of Music

Postgraduate Classical Percussion External Examiner, Masterclass, guest panel speaker, specialist rhythm workshops


Guest lecturer on the PGCE Music course

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Guest Lecturer: Orchestral Artistry Series

Sound and Music Summer School

Creativity in collective musical composition workshops

nco 2

Percussion tutor since 2017


Creative Tutor


Guest Speaker

Alder Hey

3-year Musician-in-Residence specialising on Oncology ward (children with cancer) plus Paediatric Neurology Ward (brain injuries) and the Orthopaedic Ward

Live Music Now

DaDa Fest, Pupil referral units, special needs schools, care homes, mental health wards, youth centres

Aldeburgh Young Musicians

Courses: Music & Poetry, Creative Rearrangements, Re-imagining Folk Music, Advanced Rhythm, Steve Reich


Yolanda Brown's Band Jam - Guest Artist with Kabantu


Portico Quartet

Portico Quartet

Rioghnach Connolly

Rioghnach Connolly

New Order

New Order

Tim Burgess

Tim Burgess (The Charlatans)

Gaz Coombes

Gaz Coombes (Supergrass)

Maddy Prior MBE (Steeleye Span)

Maddy Prior MBE (Steeleye Span)

Cathal Smyth "Chas Smash"/Madness

Cathal Smyth (Madness)

Beth Orton

Beth Orton





Dutch Uncles

Dutch Uncles



Hannah James

Hannah James

Sura Susso

Sura Susso

Rae Morris

Rae Morris

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