Upcoming Solo Performances for 2022

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. 

Haydn Trumpet Concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

David Elton – trumpet

Umberto Clerici – conductor

Wednesday 30 March 8pm, Thursday 31 March 130pm, Friday 1 April 8pm, Saturday 2 April 8pm 2022

Sydney Town Hall

Further performances:

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

David Elton – trumpet

Roger Benedict – conductor

Wednesday 25 May 730pm Newcastle City Hall

Thursday 26 May 730pm Tamworth War Memorial Town Hall

Friday 27 May 730pm Pert Macquarie, The Glasshouse

New Australian Trumpet Concerto by Andrew Batterham David Elton (trumpet), Umberto Clerici (conductor) in ABC Studios with Andrew Edgeson (engineer) and Andre Shrimski (producer)

New Australian Trumpet Concerto by Andrew Batterham

“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.

David Elton (trumpet), Umberto Clerici (conductor) in ABC Studios Sydney with the Sydney String Virtuosi
The Other Side of the Bell – a trumpet podcast

The Other Side of the Bell – a trumpet podcast

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.

David Elton – Trumpet

David Elton – Trumpet

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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Mysteries of the Macabre – Ligeti

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows : Souvenirs

Sunday 26th November 3pm – Verbruggen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Roger Benedict – Conductor

David Elton – trumpet


LIGETI arr. Howarth: Mysteries of the Macabre

PÄRT: Fratres [2007]

RAUTAVAARA: Octet for Winds 

GLAZUNOV: In Modo Religioso

TCHAIKOVSKY: Souvenir de Florence

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