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 most regularly with the Gabrieli Consort, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the King's Consort. He plays trumpet 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 35 productions. Woody has performed from the stage and balcony in over 1650 performances.


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


Woody has played for the Royal family on many occasions. He was the MD for the brass ten piece at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Service and also at Her Majesties 90th Birthday, both at St. Paul's Cathedral. He has met many of the Royal Family at the Globe Theatre.

This year, he is proud to be invited to be the MD for Henry V, and to also play in Henry IV (part 1 and part 2) at the Globe Theatre.