Scott Bywater – Principal Percussion

Scott Bywater is Principal Percussion and Co- Principal Timpani of the London Mozart Players and has performed with the Orchestra for over 20 years. He has been a member since 2013.
Scott has played Timpani and Percussion with this country’s finest Orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, English National Opera, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Ballet Sinfonia and the BBC Concert Orchestra.  He has worked with great conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mistlav Rostropovich, Sir Mark Elder, Vernon Handley, Robin Tichiatti, Maxim Emelencheyev and Sir Roger Norrington.
Scott recorded Britten’s Nocturne Op.60 in 2012; perhaps the repertoire’s most challenging timpani part, with Mark Padmore and the Britten Sinfonia. Recent recordings include Parry’s Judith with the LMP and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Philharmonia. Other notable recordings include several CD’s with Stephen Cleobury and the Britten Sinfonia with the Choir of King’s Cambridge and Proclamation with The International Celebrity Trumpet Ensemble, a group formed by renowned British trumpeter and Principal Trumpet of the LMP Paul Archibald.
Scott’s career in Early Music has led him to play with ensembles such as The AAM, Gabrieli Consort, Hanover Band, Early Opera Company, Classical Opera and ORR with conductors including Richard Egarr, Christopher Hogwood, Paul Macreesh, Christian Curnyn and Sir John Elliott Gardener.  Recordings in this Field include 3 live opera DVD’s with the OAE including an award winning production of Handel’s Saul with the OAE and Glyndebourne. Other recordings in this field include Durufle’s Requiem with OAE The Judgement of Paris, a world premiere recording with Christian Curnyn and the Early Opera Company.
In 2007 Scott was awarded Associateship of the Royal Academy of Music, offered to past students of the Academy who have distinguished themselves in the music profession and made a significant contribution to it in their particular field.