Sam is a versatile trumpeter who performs regularly with world-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 scholarships from the Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Trade Benevolent Fund, the Leverhulme Trust, Wolfson Foundation and the Guildhall School Trust. He was awarded MMus with Distinction in 2012, following his BMus with First-Class Honours the year before. Sam studied with 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 Schools 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 all of London's major 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 soloist and with a variety of orchestras and other ensembles including theatre bands, big bands, brass bands and chamber ensembles.
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