This website provides a snapshot of my work as a trumpet player and teacher. On it, you will find information about who I work with, and insights into what I like to aim for whilst playing. Enjoy your visit!
As a versatile trumpeter, I enjoy playing many different types of instruments including modern trumpet, natural trumpet, and cornetto. During my studies at the Guildhall School and the Royal Academy of Music in London, I was supported by Lady Sainsbury, the EMI Music Sound Foundation, and the MBF who awarded me the Ian Fleming Award in 2013. In the same year I took part in an Erasmus exchange to the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag (Netherlands) studying with members of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Concertgebouw.
I have worked with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, and in 2014 I was part of the Southbank Sinfonia where I performed as a soloist with Antonio Pappano. I have also played with the Hanover Band, London Handel Orchestra, and the European Union Baroque Orchestra on natural trumpet. During 2014 I studied historical theatre music at The Globe Theatre, mainly playing the cornetto and the natural trumpet. Since finishing the course I have enjoyed playing a wide variety of renaissance music on these instruments, and still play with members of this course focusing on music related to Shakespeare.
As well as playing in orchestras, I spend a lot of time in chamber groups. Since 2013, I have been a member of the award-winning brass ensemble Aedelfrith specialising in music of British, Celtic, and Nordic traditions. We have performed at St John's Smith Square, the Ryedale Festival, the Cambridge Summer Music Festival, and on Radio 3's In Tune. To hear some of what we do, please click here. Other groups that I have played for include the Total Brass and Inner City Brass quintets.
Playing solo and duo repertoire has also formed a large and creative part of my work. I have given trumpet and organ recitals with Jemima Louise Stephenson at Hampton Court Palace Chapel, St John's Smith Square, and Marylebone Parish Church. These concerts included repertoire ranging from Andrea Gabrieli's O Sacrum Convivium to Petr Eben's Okna, which highlight the power of religious influence in music. I have also performed as a soloist with the Orchestra of St John's, and the Northampton Symphony Orchestra. In 2012 the St Albans International Organ Competition invited me to improvise with their semi-finalists, which was a very challenging and rewarding experience.
Photo by Tim Easter, St Albans International Organ Competition 2013