Will Edwards & Kizzy Brooks
With over 20 years performing and teaching experience between them, Will and Kizzy have collaborated to create PercWorks in 2020. Between them, they are both graduates of the Royal College of Music, professional performers, teachers and composers. They share a wealth of knowledge and expertise when it comes to percussion and hold an eclectic portfolio.
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain | National Youth Percussion Orchestra | Guildhall School of Music and Drama | Royal College of Music | Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama | BBC Family Orchestra | OAE Education | LSO Discovery | LPO Junior Artists | LPO Funharmonics | Spitalfields Music | RAH Alberts Band | Westminster School | St Paul's School | Benenden School | Chigwell School | Dulwich College | Purcell School | Eveline Day School | Haileybury College | Ark Schools | Croydon Music and Arts | Surrey Arts | Music House for Children
BBC Symphony Orchestra | The 'Phantom of the Opera' | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra | BBC National Orchestra of Wales | BBC Concert Orchestra | Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment | Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra | English National Ballet | Opera North | London Contemporary Orchestra | RTE Symphony Orchestra | Box9 Drumline | Musica Poetica | London Sinfonietta | London Concert Orchestra | Sounds Positive | The Burning Glass | Matchstick Duo
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music | National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain | National Youth Percussion Orchestra | Royal College of Music | Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama | Trinity Laban | Guildhall School of Music and Drama | Purcell School | Wells Cathedral School | Surrey Arts | Croydon Music and Arts
Having graduated from the Royal College of Music with First Class Honours and the Tagore Gold Medal for outstanding contribution to the RCM, which was presented to her by HRH Prince Charles. Kizzy now works as a freelance Percussionist and Timpanist and regularly performs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestra of Opera North, BBC Concert Orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic, London Contemporary Orchestra, RTE National Symphony Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Kizzy has also recently released her second album with band 'The Burning Glass', which has been featured on BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Introducing. Kizzy also performs as a soloist and with her duo MatchStick Percussion.
Kizzy is also a passionate educator and believes whole-heartedly in the importance of sharing her skills with the next generation. Kizzy is a lead tutor for the National Youth Orchestra, Head of Percussion at Wellington College, the Director of Percussion Ensembles for Surrey Arts, Deputy Percussion Teacher at the Royal College of Music Junior Department, Visiting Percussion teacher for Benenden School and Chigwell School and has recently led classes at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Purcell School. In 2020, Kizzy co-founded PercWorks, for which she is now the co-director.