I have always loved music. I started guitar lessons at the age of seven and on the advice of my guitar teacher took up a second instrument and began playing the cornet in a brass band at the age of ten. I really enjoyed the excitement of playing in concerts and competitions. I went on to study trumpet at the Royal College of Music in London with Professor David Mason, most famous for being the Beatles’ trumpet player on records such as “Penny Lane” and “All you need is Love”. During my time at the Royal College, I won the Brass prize and was a member of the European Community Youth Orchestra playing with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink and Claudio Abbado.
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