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Henry Baldwin

Henry joined the London Philharmonic Orchestra as Co-Principal Percussion in 2015. Before joining the LPO he spent four and a half years in the percussion section of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Whilst in the RLPO Henry performed the world premiere of Stewart Copeland’s percussion quartet concerto ‘Poltroons in Paradise’ with Vasily Petrenko in Liverpool and on tour in Europe and China at the Beijing NCPA International Percussion Festival.

Henry is also Principal Percussion with and a founding member of the critically acclaimed Aurora Orchestra, with whom he has performed a wide range of repertoire. Highlights include Messiaen’s ‘Le Marteau sans Maitre’ as part of the International Chamber Music Series at the Southbank Centre, and solo performances on tour at the Melbourne Festival and in Brazil.

Henry also enjoys a diverse freelance career and has played as guest principal with, amongst others, the Philharmonia, City of Birmingham Symphony, and English Chamber Orchestras, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.