Acoustic Percussion Sam Walton SW10W

Acoustic Percussion Sam Walton SW10W

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Designed to produce a clean tone on a xylophone at the same time as retaining a full and rich timbre, these mallets are ideal for full scale symphonic repertoire. Whilst each model feature the same head material, SW10 W benefits from the addition of a brass weighted core.

Instrument: Xylophone

Tone: Articulate

Weight: 32 grams

Length: 39 cm

Head: Poly & brass weighted

Colour: Yellow

Handles: Rattan


Sam Walton

London Symphony Orchestra

Sam Walton was a Concerto finalist in the BBC Young Musicians competition in 1996 and Bronze medal winner in the Shell/LSO Competition the same year, before embarking upon his studies at the Royal Academy of Music

He has worked with many of the UK’s orchestras including the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, the Philharmonia and the London Sinfonietta. In May 2012 he was appointed Co-Principal Percussion of the London Symphony Orchestra. Sam is also Principal Percussionist of the John Wilson Orchestra

As a chamber musician, Sam is a member of the Colin Currie Group, has performed with violinist Viktoria Mullova and pianists Martha Argerich, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Cedric Tiberghien. He can be heard on numerous discs of repertoire by Reich and Bartok. He is also a member of the LSO Percussion Ensemble

Solo appearances include concerto performances with the Orquesta de Castilla Y Leon, the Gurzenich Orchester and the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra. 

As a recording artist, Sam appears on many soundtracks for film and television, including the Harry Potter movies, the Lord of the Rings, the Twilight Saga and Antman. He can be heard on albums by Seth Macfarlane and Gregory Porter. He also has been the percussionist for Howard Blake’s The Snowman stage show for 20 years!

Sam is currently a teacher at the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall. He is also the percussion tutor for the European Union Youth Orchestra