Donna-Maria graduated from the Royal College of Music with the prestigious British Reserve Percussion Prize. Her percussion playing has taken her all over the world from the QE2 to the Sultan of Brunei’s palace. She regularly performs with London’s major orchestras and has been invited to play guest principal with many of the UK’s leading orchestras and ensembles.
Donna-Maria has a diverse work schedule covering many genres of music and has performed on many film soundtracks and for radio, television and commercials. She also plays in the West End working on several shows for Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Her playing is not restricted to classical music having played rock festivals, indie gigs and awards ceremonies with rock and pop bands.
As a percussionist, contemporary music is a style in which Donna-Maria is very much at home. She has been a regular member of the ensembles, Lontano and Avenue A.
Education is a passion for Donna-Maria. She regularly tours up and down the country with her percussion quartet – Rhythm Attack – leading workshops and carnival processions. They have also performed in the Fresh Young Artists Scheme at the South Bank Centre and for Prince Charles’ birthday celebrations.
She has been a member of the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra for over 10 years.