The Academy’s Brass Faculty has established itself as one of the foremost conservatoire departments in the world. We prioritise students’ experiences by offering an unparalleled range of masterclasses with internationally renowned players, one-to-one lesson time with our distinguished professors and visiting professors and plenty of orchestral and chamber music opportunities. Our brass students are focused, motivated and supportive across the department.

Rugby professionals and prima donnas: read the latest newsletter by Mark David, Head of Brass

The Academy offers programmes of study in:

See also:
Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme


Murray Richmond, Department Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7320 / email

Mark David

Head of Brass: Mark David

Trumpet with Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Nash Ensemble

Principal Trumpet of the Philharmonia Orchestra 1992–2012

Experienced performer and recording artist in symphonic, operatic and chamber repertoire

Latest News

ROSL competition success for bass trombone


Academy alumnus James Buckle wins prestigious competition

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Auditions 2016


Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017

Upcoming Events

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra free

Saturday, 01.07.2017 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Gergely Madaras conducts the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra

Trumpet Masterclass with Reinhold Friedrich free

Monday, 03.07.2017 18:30, Duke’s Hall

Trumpet Masterclass with Reinhold Friedrich

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