Chamber Music Galore!

The start of October has been full of exciting chamber music.

On Sunday 4th October, I spent a lovely, sunny afternoon in Surrey, performing at Pilgrim Harps. I was playing in a duo with harpist Olivia Jageurs at the shop's Open Day event and the audience seemed to very much enjoy ourunique arrangements of jazz standards and pop songs!

The performance tent and audience at the Pilgrim Harps Open Day

The performance tent and audience at the Pilgrim Harps Open Day

On Tuesday 6th, I performed a lunchtime trio recital with
Rupert Whitehead (trombone) and Jennifer Hughes (piano).

The recital took place in the beautiful church of St Paul's, Bedford and our programme included a range of works, from the World Premiere of Simon Hancock's Fanfare to the Castérède Concertino, two solo works by Philippe Gaubert and Koetsier's Gran Concerto. The concert was our first outing as a trio and was a resounding success! We look forward to returning to St Paul's later in the year and to performing more recitals together soon.

The next chamber music activity of my week didn't actually involve any playing, but instead I showed off my trumpet in front of a camera! I was asked to do a photoshoot for the new branding of the Faust Ensemble, founded and conducted by Mark Austin. It was great fun and I'll be sure to post the results of the shoot on here soon...

Finally I am looking forward to ending my week with a performance of Mozart's Requiem in D minor, conducted by Max BarleyDespite the trumpet parts for this piece looking a little bare, it is a great work to perform and the trumpets enjoy particular prominence in the Dies Irae. For more details of this concert, please click here.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!