The Life And Work Of A Freelance Trumpet Player

September 3, 2018

I actually wanted to play the drums when I was little but my mum, quite wisely, said it would take too long to pack down at the end and the car would always be full. So, instead I went for the next most dramatic option and the rest is history. My love for the dramatic...

October 9, 2017

Like every professional classical trumpet player I have clocked up a fair few Messiah’s but it’s not often I get asked to pop in the fiddle parts too!

An evening’s work for a trumpeter playing Handel’s most loved work usually means a nice long dinner, a couple of smashi...

August 13, 2017

Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky  were composers I fell in love with as a teenager. All that tumultuous emotion, rich, ever changing harmonies and deep flowing melodies. Ahh I thought, if only I could wander around St Petersburg and absorb what it means to be Russian. The N...

July 3, 2017

What is the best piece of music ever written?

Do you have a favourite piece? Sometimes when strangers find out I am a musician they ask me what my favourite piece is. There seems to be a trend for competitions and top ten lists at the I mean I love Mahler and Rachmanino...

January 22, 2017

For the last 3 years I have worked as a part time freelance administrator for the BBC Symphony Chorus, a role that has increased my passion for choral works as well as my love of the BBC Proms.

This video of the BBC Symphony Chorus was shot at the BBC's Maida...

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