P r o j e c t s

Chamber Music 

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

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

Kabantu

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.

Carnatic vocalist Supriya Nagarajan

Percussionist for Supriya Nagarajan Founder and CEO of Manasamitra, a UK-based arts organisation with global reach. She is one of the most sought-after Carnatic vocalists in the UK and has performed around the world in India, Thailand, Cambodia and cities across Europe and the UK.

Propellor Ensemble

Propellor Ensemble 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. “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)

SOLO

Lausitzer

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

University of Leeds

Delia is the 2022 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 singer Rioghnach Connolly and Kabantu Concert 3: AlgoRhythms

Krakow

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

BBC YMotY

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

Contemporary Music

BBC-Singers

Album recording - excerpts from BBC Prom

PSAPPHA

Guest Percussionist for leading Manchester-based contemporary music ensemble Psappha

BBC Singers Prom 2021

BBC Singers Prom 2021 Delia joins as the Percussionist for a 4-piece "House Band" at the Royal Albert Hall alongside Experimental composer and turntablist Shiva Feshareki and the BBC Singers for a choral playlist colliding the Renaissance with the present day

Dark Inventions

Delia is 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

Orchestral music

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Manchester Collective
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BBC Philharmonic
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Hallé Orchestra
NEW Sinfonia
Sinfonia Cymru

Outreach and Education

Leeds Conservatoire

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

Royal Northern College of Music

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

YCAT

Guest Speaker

Chethams School of Music

Masterclass

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

Alder Hey

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

NYO

Creative Tutor

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.

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Percussion tutor since 2017

CBeebies

Yolanda Brown's Band Jam - Guest Artist with Kabantu

ARTISTS

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

Daughter

Daughter

James

James

Dutch Uncles

Dutch Uncles

Temples

Temples

Hannah James

Hannah James

Sura Susso

Sura Susso

Rae Morris

Rae Morris