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)...

Summer 2016 (Part 1) - The Anghiari Festival

Summer 2016 (Part 1) - The Anghiari Festival

Since my very first day in Southbank Sinfonia, back in January of this year, anticipation has been steadily building towards what most members of staff - and every alumni member you'll meet - will describe as the highlight of the programme: the Anghiari Festival. As summer drew nearer, our rehearsals began to be filled with more chamber works and music by Italian composers. Finally in mid-July, armed with litres of sun-cream, mosquito repellent and a military operation-style schedule, we were ready to go...

Contemporary Music Mania!

Contemporary Music Mania!

My last couple of weeks have been completely filled with contemporary music! From an orchestral club night performance with the Southbank Sinfonia to a collaboration with the 15 Second Harp project and preparations for two upcoming concerts with the Park Lane Group, I've had to get used to sight reading unusual rhythms, leaping around uncomfortable intervals and deciding how best to interpret the music in front of me...