Oslo - My Trip So Far...

Oslo - My Trip So Far...

My last four months of 2016 were spent planning and looking forward to a solo study trip to Norway in the New Year. It was an exciting prospect but also started to feel like a slightly crazy idea - moving to Scandinavia during the coldest, darkest months of the year! Still, kitted out with snow boots and woolly jumpers, I flew to Oslo on 4th January 2017. And now here I am, over half way through my trip, so I decided it was about time to write a post on what I've been up to so far...

Summer 2016 (Part 3) - Battle Proms

Summer 2016 (Part 3) - Battle Proms

This summer I was chosen as the featured soloist for the Battle Proms, a series of open-air concerts at stately homes around England. I played at four of these events during July and August, performing the First Movement of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto and The Prince of Denmark's March by J. Clarke to over 40,000 people. I was accompanied by the New English Concert Orchestra, conducted by Douglas Coombes and the concerts were sponsored by Classic FM...

Summer 2016 (Part 2) - Voksenåsen Summer Academy

Summer 2016 (Part 2) - Voksenåsen Summer Academy

After arriving back in London from an exhausting but fantastic trip to Italy with Southbank Sinfonia, my destination the following morning was Norway. I was excited to have been accepted onto the Trumpet Course at the Voksenåsen SummerAcademy, where I would study for a week with soloist Tine Thing Helseth and Arnaulf Naur Nilsen (Tine's former teacher and former principal trumpet of the Oslo Philharmonic)...