Principal Trumpet the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and former Principal Trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra, David is also a trumpet professor at the Royal College of Music in London and a member of the Australian National Academy of Music brass faculty… read more
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Andrew Batterham Trumpet Concerto with Victoria Brass – May 21, 2022
Victoria Brass – Directed by Dr. Matthew van Emmerick
David Elton, principal trumpet of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra provided a superb world premiere of Andrew Batterham’s new ‘Trumpet Concerto’. His masterful versatility through the most delicate phrases in the second movement to the funk and nightclub style of the third was delivered both with beauty as well as frisky pizzazz.
“With this composition Andrew Batterham has successfully balanced striking melodic invention with the stark virtuosity of David Elton’s outstanding trumpet playing to extend the possibilities of the instrument within the concerto form.”(link to full review here)
Recorded as part the ABC’s Fresh Start Program for new Australian compositions, this new trumpet concerto by composer Andrew Batterham was recorded at the ABC Ultimo Studios. Composed for David Elton (trumpet), it was recorded with conductor Umberto Clerici, and the Sydney String Virtuosi on September 23, 2020.
Delighted to have caught up recently with John Snell from Bob Reeves Brass on the trumpet podcast, The Other Side of the Bell. We talked about inspirations, sound concepts, and even some practice strategies and plans in this time of COVID-19.
Please check it out here, or otherwise on iTunes or Google where you can hear this and many other fantastic interviews also.
Monday 10th December – Royal Academy of Music – Aarhus
Following the final concert of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s 2018 European Tour, (Sunday 9th December at Mussikkens-Hus Aalborg), Principal Trumpet David Elton will spend a day working with the trumpet class of world-renowned pedagogue Professor Kristian Steenstrup.