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A couple of photos just turned up…

A friend has just sent me the following photo of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra tour to China in October 2010. This pic features the trumpet section of the RLPO for the trip.

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Ravi Shankar – RIP

I was saddened to hear of the death of the Indian Maestro Ravi Shankar today. His influence will live on. I thought I would leave it to the words of Norman Lebrecht, who does this sort of thing better than … Continue reading

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Variety is the spice of life – the needs of the modern orchestra & audience

The Royal Liverpool is about 173 years old at the moment. You might think that being the oldest surviving professional symphony orchestra in the British Isles would mean that we might become a bit stuck in our ways. However, the … Continue reading

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Legendary Trumpet Story – The great David Mason

I studied trumpet with the great orchestral first trumpet David Mason. Our time together, as student and teacher came to almost six years. Many will have heard his legendary playing on The Beatles track Penny Lane. Paul McCartney was stuck … Continue reading

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