Gregory Goodall is LA Opera's principal timpanist.
He has performed on over 700 Hollywood motion picture soundtracks for such notable composers as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Randy Newman, David Newman, John Debney, Christophe Beck, Joel McNeely and Hans Zimmer. His list of film credits includes the popular scores from Jurassic Park, Air Force One, Forrest Gump, Titanic, Toy Story, Avatar, Life of Pi, Ice Age, Monsters Inc. and Frozen.
In addition to his position as principal timpani of the LA Opera Orchestra, Mr. Goodall has performed with many other orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. During each summer, he performs regularly with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Mr. Goodall was featured at a Percussive Arts Society Convention and performed chamber music with Pierre Boulez. He attended UCLA where he received a BA in Music and MFA in Music Performance Practices. His teachers include William Kraft, Mitchell Peters and Charles DeLancey.