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Meet Jo

Jo Harris performs for international chamber ensembles, mixing her flair for creative collaboration

with her drive to generate new repertoire.

Highlights of Jo's artistic accomplishments include playing Principal Trumpet in Elena Langer’s opera Rhonddha Rips it Up for Welsh National Opera, touring Europe under the indomitable baton of Sir John Elliot Gardiner performing Verdi’s epic Requiem and recording the music for four splendid Royal Coronations with the Gabrielli’s.

Jo is a founding member of brass ensemble Bella Tromba. Recently presented with Making Music’s coveted Recommended Artist prize for their outstanding recitals, the ensemble also enjoy partnerships with the Royal Opera House’s educational department and perform fun Pop-Up shows for Classic FM.

Jo was awarded the Park Lane Group Young Artist Award following her studies at the Royal Academy of Music, sparking an interest in working with contemporary composers. She has recorded chamber works by Judith Bingham OBE, Diana Burrell and Peter Longworth.

During the pandemic, Jo secured backing from Arts Council England, RVW Trust, The Finzi Trust, Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust and Ralph Vaughan William’s Charitable Trust to create music video’s and concerts of original chamber music. Expressing her determination to keep making music, and her faith, Jo called her series The Trumpet Shall Sound and has bought Camille Pepin and Betsy Jolas to London’s Royal Albert Hall, Florence Price and Undine Smith Moore to Peckham’s Rye lane Chapel and Margaret Bonds and Imogen Holst to Landmark Arts Centre in SW London.

Jo’s new recording of Enter Ghost by Judith Bingham was featured on the front page of the International Trumpet Guild. Jo has appeared as a Guest Artist with Bella Tromba at the International Women’s Brass Conference in Toronto, Canada and a guest speaker for Swap'ra.

Jo is a Hub Van Laar Concert Artist and her ensemble, Bella Tromba, are featured as Denis Wick Artists.