• We are Kidenza

Alex Neal

Conductor and Percussionist

Alex has been the Co-Principal Percussionist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra since 2003.

Born in Colchester, he won a scholarship to the Royal College of music in 1989 to study percussion and timpani, and graduated with first class honours in 1992. Subsequently he undertook freelance work in the UK and overseas with various orchestras including The London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Alex has played on many film soundtracks including ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Harry Potter’.


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The core team

Claire Lambert

Claire studied piano and clarinet to grade 8 and enjoyed many years with the Bury Youth Orchestra with whom she toured France.

Alex Neal

Alex has been the Co-Principal Percussionist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra since 2003.

Stevie Higgins

Studied at Oxford University, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio in London and is now a conductor and pianist, working with the UK’s major opera houses including Glyndebourne.

Steve Dummer

Steve trained first as a clarinettist under the great Jack Brymer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London

Kidenza is sponsored by

  • Temper Temper Chocolate
  • Monkey Music
  • Kent Music
  • Art Council
  • Dynamics
  • Sigred Rausing Trust
  • Ann Bryant
  • BBC Ten Pieces

Contact Us

Telephone: 01732 362820

Email: info@kidenza.co.uk

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