Who or what inspired you to take up the trumpet and pursue a career in music? The first time I heard a recording of Wynton
I feel that I have been successful in a concert if I have genuinely moved the audience by the end. Whether that’s bringing happiness and making people smile through playing fun virtuosic works such as Arban’s Carnival of Venice, or causing people to feel emotional through performing works like Deborah Pritchard’s Seven Halts on the Somme, which was written to commemorate the centenary of the First World War
It’s a great privilege to make music for a living! And it’s not all about the money, it is the passion and the pure joy which only music can bring.