Adrian Woodward  (Woody) has a wide and varied career playing early music, modern music and improvisation.


 Woody has played or recorded with all of the UK's well established period instrument orchestras, but the most regularly with the Gabrieli Consort and Players, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the King's Consort. He plays chamber music regularly with award winning trumpet virtuoso Alison Balsom OBE.


Since 1997 he has been one of the most in demand Musical Directors and multi-instrumentalist performers at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, playing period and modern scores in productions of Shakespeare, and for new plays. He has worked for, and under four Artistic Directors in over 30 productions. Woody has performed from the stage and balcony in over 1500 performances.


TV recordings include Howard Goodhall's Big Bangs, the Freddie Starr Show,Wolf Hall. His playing can also be heard on films including Bedtime Stories (Disney), ElizabethAnonymous  and Bill  (2016). Woody worked closely with Sir Paul McCartney and Giles Martin at Abbey Road Studios for a track for his latest album 'New'.


Woody has played for the Royal family on many occasions, such as for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Service and Her Majesties 90th Birthday, both at St. Paul's Cathedral (fixer and player), and also many times at the Globe Theatre.


He's proud to be invited to play in Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlow at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, which has a run until February 2019.