P r o j e c t s

Chamber Music 

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.

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.

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)

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 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

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

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

London Sinfonietta

London Sinfonietta Academy: Principal Percussion

Orchestral music

Mahler Chamber Orchestra
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BBC Philharmonic
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Hallé Orchestra
Sinfonia Cymru
NEW Sinfonia

Outreach and Education

Leeds Conservatoire

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

NYO

Creative Tutor

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Percussion tutor since 2017

Aldeburgh Young Musicians

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

Live Music Now

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

Alder Hey

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

CBeebies

Yolanda Brown's Band Jam - Guest Artist with Kabantu

Pop music

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

Rae Morris

Rae Morris