John Suchet – Concert Trombonist

I don’t suppose that many people know John Suchet is a decent amateur trombonist. The elegant voice of Classic fm, in the mornings has played since a boy. I do reckon plenty of folk out there, DO know the the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra opens it’s doors, once a year, to welcome amateur musicians from far and wide to swell it’s ranks.

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Find out more about ‘SUPERORCHESTRA’ here…

The ‘SuperOrchestra’ is taking place in June this year, Saturday 15th 9.30am to be more precise. This event has been taking place annually since 2000, and has proven to be a runaway success. it is a chance for the public to join the orchestra, be rehearsed by a professional conductor, and perform a concert later in the day, after having the opportunity to socialise with the players at lunch time. 

Regular readers will know that the RLPO has just finished the latest recording for the magnificent German soprano, Diana Damrau, on the prestigious Virgin Classics label. Ms Damrau was a joy to work with and most generously laid on a post recording party for everyone.

Brendan & the lovely Diana Damrau

Brendan & the lovely Diana Damrau

Read About Ms Diana Damrau here…

The RLPO were the first orchestra in the UK to be sponsored by Classic fm, a corporate partnership that has been in place for about twelve mutually profitable years now. John Suchet, a regular guest presenter with the RLPO these recent years, and classic fm host in the mornings, was in Liverpool to present our upmarket series of festive concerts, ‘The Spirit Of Christmas’. John decided to attend the recording sessions and subsequent reception, and enjoyed himself thoroughly.

Classic fm

John Suchet and RLPO Director of Planning Sandra Parr at the post recording party

John Suchet and RLPO Director of Planning Sandra Parr at the post recording party

Classic fm Spectacular – RLPO at Royal Albert Hall…

After a few glasses, and a mince pie or two, John was telling the brass section all about his trombone playing days. We casually mentioned that it would be great to see him become a member of ‘SuperOrchestra.’ Well, that was it! Before we new it, John had booked his trombone in for a service at Phil Parker Ltd, booked his room at The Hope Street Hotel and announced all on the UK’s most popular classical music radio station, that he was going to blow the cobwebs out of his trombone and make his concert debut with the RLPO. Good man John!

“… Morning! I’ve brought my trombone in today, which I’ve had since 1960, to take it to the workshop before my concert debut with RLPO in June! I can’t wait!” –  John Suchet

Here’s John Suchet’s message to the brass of the RLPO on Twitter,

“… @Brendan_Ball No escape now Brendan! Bone in workshop, then serious practice. You brass boys may live to regret it.Can’t wait!”

John Suchet, having a blow in the Classic fm studio!

John Suchet, having a blow in the Classic fm studio!

Watch out for future news…

Read Slide partners

For more about Diana Damrau & the RLPO and the fun of our recent festive season…

Brendan’s Latest Solo Project!


About brendanball

Professional Trumpeter: Soloist, Orchestra Player, Chamber Music, Contemporary Music & Education.
This entry was posted in About Brendan Ball, The Brass Section, The Tour Blogs & Brendan's Solo Blogs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to John Suchet – Concert Trombonist

  1. Pingback: Slide Partners! | Brendan Ball's Blog

  2. Pingback: John Suchet Receives His First Trombone Lesson From RLPO Principal Simon Cowen | Brendan Ball's Blog

  3. Pingback: Diana Damrau & RLPO album is top choice on Sinfini! | Brendan Ball's Blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s