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Festival Artists

Festival Artists

Percussion

Ian Brunskill

Ian Brunskill

Ian Brunskill is supported by Samuel Blanch

Ian Brunskill was born in Winnipeg, Canada. His teachers have included Russell Hartenberger and he has also studied Ghanaian, Senegalese, classical Indian and Guinean drumming. Ian was a percussionist in the Band of the Ceremonial Guard, Canadian Armed Forces and has appeared with Riley Lee, Graeme Jennings, Lara St. John, Julian Smiles, Dene Olding, Epizo Bangoura, Mike Cooper, Speak Percussion, Colin Currie and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. He has worked with composers Ross Edwards, Nigel Westlake and Iain Grandage, performed with Dancenorth and in the Australian premieres of works by Gavin Bryars and Henry Cowell. Ian is now based in Townsville, where he works as a freelance percussionist and teaches with the Department of Education and Townsville Grammar School.