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A versatile and talented performer, Sam performs regularly with top-class ensembles throughout the UK and Europe. Based primarily in London, he is much in demand as a performer and teacher.
Sam studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with generous scholarships from the Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Trade Benevolent Fund, the Leverhulme Trust and the Guildhall School Trust. He was awarded MMus with Distinction in November 2012, following his BMus with First-Class Honours the year before. During this time he was a student of international soloist Alison Balsom; LPO Principal Trumpet Paul Beniston; former BBCSO 2nd Trumpet Paul Cosh and Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra Principal Trumpet Stephen Keavy. Sam was twice a finalist in the Guildhall School’s prestigious ‘Armourers and Braziers’ competition for brass soloists and was selected to perform to visiting players including Philip Smith and Thierry Caens. Sam previously studied with RPO Principal Trumpet Brian Thomson and eminent jazz trumpeter Steve Waterman at Trinity College of Music.
Sam has worked alongside players such as Crispian Steele-Perkins and members of the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, performing under the batons of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Vladimir Ashkenazy and the late Sir Colin Davis. Sam’s work has taken him across Europe both as a soloist and with a variety of orchestras and other ensembles. As well as orchestral performance Sam regularly works with big bands, brass bands, a number of chamber ensembles such as brass quintet and trumpet duo and as a soloist.
Sam is co-author of the Trumpet Sight-Reading book published by Schott Music Publications in late-2012. Having worked alongside John Kember to create a valuable teaching resource, Sam has thoroughly explored the challenge of mastering the trumpet and enjoys incorporating this knowledge in teaching his students.
Sam has been teaching the trumpet to students of all ages and abilities for a number of years. While still studying he took a number of teaching modules and workshop electives, leading to workshops and instrumental teaching in South and East London. Please see the teaching page for further details.