A brass quintet based near Cambridge & Haverhill, UK

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Trumpet - Richard Hull

Richard began his musical life at the age of 9 when he was dragged kicking and screaming to his first piano lesson. At the age of 10 he learned the cello for two weeks before giving up, was found out by his school music teacher and forced into his first trumpet lesson. Luckily it seemed that he had an aptitude for music and he is still playing the piano and the trumpet 28 years later.

Currently Richard divides his time between teaching and performing in a variety of ways. He is Head of Brass at the Perse School in Cambridge, and also has a busy private practice at home. Richard spent a year as Visiting Professor of Trumpet at Cornell University in the United States during 1998/9 when not on his back having broken his ankle sledging! He has been Principal Cornet with the City of Cambridge Brass Band for about three years, having conducted them for the previous three. He has been Principal Trumpet with the Cambridge Orchestra for the last six years, and is the most recent (and oldest!) member of TUBE.

Richard has conducted various orchestras locally, and has played concertos with many different orchestras, including the Arnold and Gregson Concertos on the trumpet, and the Ravel G Major, Poulenc and Grieg concertos on the piano.

Richard’s other main interest is American cars, and he currently is running a 1998 Cadillac STS and a 1989 Chevrolet Corvette.