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Russell Gilmour is a natural trumpet specialist and a skilled cornetto player. Performing on the natural trumpet, keyed trumpet, modern trumpet and cornetto, Russell has given live performances, as well as radio and television broadcasts, in more than 15 countries in Europe, North America and Australia. He has also featured on several professional recordings.

Russell has performed and recorded with some of the finest period instrument ensembles, including the Academy of Ancient Music, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Taverner Consort, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Orchestra of the 18th Century and the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra.

Recent performances have included Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.2 at the Valletta Baroque Festival; and works by Gabrieli and Zielenski on the cornetto in St. Mark's Basilica, Venice. Let the Bright Seraphim in Westminster Abbey and Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto on the keyed trumpet in Edmonton, Canada have been other notable performances.

Russell's enthusiasm for performing and researching Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music, particularly the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, was cultivated at the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester), under the inspiring influence of David Staff. This fascination continued throughout his studies with Michael Laird at the Royal College of Music (London), where Russell gained the 'Master of Music in Historical Performance' qualification with distinction.

On the modern trumpet, Russell has performed contemporary works including Paths by Takemitsu and a new work by Deirdre Gribbin entitled Island People, which he premiered at Dartington International Summer School with the Smith String Quartet and Evelyn Tubb (Soprano). As a chamber musician, Russell has given recitals with some of Britain's leading brass ensembles: including Chaconne Brass and the London Trumpet Choir. He has performed on BBC Radio 2 with Brandenburg Brass in an Easter Sunday Service at St. Martin-in-the-fields, Trafalgar Square.

In addition to performing, Russell is an experienced and fully qualified teacher. He has recently lectured at the Oxford University Faculty of Music and Bate Collection on behalf of the Taverner Consort. He has also lectured at Royal Holloway, University of London, the Royal Academy of Music and University College of London.

  • Biography

    Russell Gilmour is a natural trumpet specialist and a skilled cornetto player. Performing on the natural trumpet, keyed trumpet, modern trumpet and cornetto, Russell has given live performances, as well as radio and television broadcasts, in more than 15 countries in Europe, North America and Australia. He has also featured on several professional recordings.

    Russell has performed and recorded with some of the finest period instrument ensembles, including the Academy of Ancient Music, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Taverner Consort, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Orchestra of the 18th Century and the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra.

    Recent performances have included Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.2 at the Valletta Baroque Festival; and works by Gabrieli and Zielenski on the cornetto in St. Mark's Basilica, Venice. Let the Bright Seraphim in Westminster Abbey and Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto on the keyed trumpet in Edmonton, Canada have been other notable performances.

    Russell's enthusiasm for performing and researching Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music, particularly the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, was cultivated at the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester), under the inspiring influence of David Staff. This fascination continued throughout his studies with Michael Laird at the Royal College of Music (London), where Russell gained the 'Master of Music in Historical Performance' qualification with distinction.

    On the modern trumpet, Russell has performed contemporary works including Paths by Takemitsu and a new work by Deirdre Gribbin entitled Island People, which he premiered at Dartington International Summer School with the Smith String Quartet and Evelyn Tubb (Soprano). As a chamber musician, Russell has given recitals with some of Britain's leading brass ensembles: including Chaconne Brass and the London Trumpet Choir. He has performed on BBC Radio 2 with Brandenburg Brass in an Easter Sunday Service at St. Martin-in-the-fields, Trafalgar Square.

    In addition to performing, Russell is an experienced and fully qualified teacher. He has recently lectured at the Oxford University Faculty of Music and Bate Collection on behalf of the Taverner Consort. He has also lectured at Royal Holloway, University of London, the Royal Academy of Music and University College of London.

  • Curriculum Vitae
    • Particulars
      Russell David Gilmour (b.1988)
    • Education

      • St. Ninian's High School - Douglas, Isle of Man

      • LRSM - Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music - 2008

      • BMus(Hons) - Royal Northern College of Music - Bachelor of Music with Honours - 2010

      • QTS - Royal Northern College of Music & Manchester Metropolitan University - Qualified Teacher Status - 2010

      • MMus - Royal College of Music - Master of Music with Distinction - 2012

    • Solo Performances

      • Bach - Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (BWV 51) - Moscow, Russia

      • Bach - Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (BWV 51) - Kaiserslautern, Germany

      • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major (BWV1047) - Royal College of Music, London

      • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major (BWV1047) - Valletta Baroque Festival, Malta

      • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major (BWV1047) - Cambridge Early Music Festival, UK

      • Corelli - Sonata for trumpet, 2 violins & B.C. in D major (London 1704) - Filharmonia Wrocławska, Poland

      • Corelli - Sonata for trumpet, 2 violins & B.C. in D major (London 1704) - Wrocław Cathedral, Poland

      • Haydn - Trumpet Concerto in Eb - Keyed Trumpet - Winspear Centre, Edmonton, Canada

      • Handel - Let the Bright Seraphim - Westminster Abbey, London

      • Handel - Dianna Cacciatrice - Úbeda Festival, Spain - with Soprano: Lucy Crowe

      • Scarlatti (A) - Su Le Sponde Del Tebro - Foundling Museum, London

      • Telemann - Concerto in D for Trumpet - Kaiserslautern, Germany

    • Period Instrument Orchestras

      • Academy of Ancient Music - dir. Richard Egarr - 2012, 2013

      • Australian Brandenburg Orchestra - dir. Paul Dyer - 2012

      • Brandenburg Baroque Soloists - 2012 - 2017

      • Capella Thuringia - dir. Bernhard Klapprott - 2014, 2015

      • Camerata Antica - 2012

      • City Bach Collective - 2016, 2017

      • Collegium Zieleński - dir. Stanisław Galiński - 2011, 2012, 2013

      • Ensemble Zimmermann - dir. Lars Colding Wolf - 2013

      • English Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble - 2015, 2017

      • Filharmonia Wrocław - dir. Andrzej Kosendiak - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

      • Filharmonia Wrocław - dir. Giovanni Antonini - 2012

      • Filharmonia Wrocław - dir. Jaap ter Linden - 2012

      • Filharmonia Wrocław - dir. Paul McCreesh - 2015

      • Gabrieli Consort - dir. Paul McCreesh - 2013

      • Göttingen Handel Festival Orchestra - dir. Laurence Cummings - 2014, 2015, 2017

      • I Fagiolini - dir. Robert Hollingworth - 2015, 2017

      • Le Concert Lorrain - dir. Daniel Reuss & Hans-Christoph Rademann - 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016

      • Leeds Baroque - dir. Peter Holman - 2010

      • Les Talens Lyriques - dir. Christophe Rousset - 2014, 2016, 2017

      • London Early Opera - 2013

      • Musica Saeculorum - dir. Philipp von Steinaecker - 2010

      • New Century Baroque - 2013

      • Opera Touring Company - Ireland - 2012

      • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016

      • Orchestra of the 18th Century - 2014

      • Oxford Bach Soloists, dir. Tom Hammond-Davies - 2017

      • Parley of Instruments - dir. Peter Holman - 2015

      • Passacaglia - 2014

      • Solomon's Knot - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

      • Spiritato! - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

      • Taverner Consort - dir. Andrew Parrott - 2012, 2017

      • Vox Luminis - 2017

      • Warsaw Chamber Opera - dir. Ryszard Zimak - 2013

      • Westminster Cathedral - dir. Martin Baker - 2014, 2015

      • Yorkshire Baroque Soloists - dir. Peter Seymour - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

    • Recordings
    • Radio Broadcasts

      • Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Monteverdi - L'Orfeo - 2012

      • BBC Radio 2 - Brandenburg Brass Quintet - St. Martin-in-the-fields, Trafalgar Square - 2013

      • BBC Radio 3 - Prom 68 - Rossini - Semiramide - 2016 - Royal Albert Hall, London - 2016

      • Deutscheland Radio ‘Kultur’ - Bach - Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen (BWV 51) - Le Concert Lorrain - dir. Stephan Schultz - 2014

      • Deutscheland Radio ‘Kultur’ - Bach - Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis (BWV 21) - Solomon's Knot - dir. Jonathan Sells - 2016

      • Deutscheland Radio ‘Kultur’ - Bach - Magnificat in E-flat (BWV 243A) - Solomon's Knot - dir. Jonathan Sells - 2016

      • Deutscheland Radio ‘Kultur’ - Schelle - Machet die Tore weit - Solomon's Knot - dir. Jonathan Sells - 2016

      • Deutscheland Radio ‘Kultur’ - Telemann - Trumpet Concerto in D - Le Concert Lorrain - dir. Stephan Schultz - 2014

      • European Broadcasting Union - Bach - Magnificat (BWV243) - Filharmonia Wrocław - dir. Jarosław Thiel - 2013

      • European Broadcasting Union - Zebrowski - Magnificat - Filharmonia Wrocław - dir. Jarosław Thiel - 2013

      • Polish Radio - Bach - Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied (BWV190) - Filharmonia Wrocław - dir. Jarosław Thiel - 2012

      • Polish Radio - Bach - Ich freue mich in dir (BWV133) - Filharmonia Wrocław - dir. Jarosław Thiel - 2012

      • Polish Radio - Beethoven - Symphony no. 8 F-dur (Op.938) - Filharmonia Wrocław - dir. Giovanni Antonini - 2012

      • Polish Radio - Gebel - Weihnachtsoratorium - 2012 - Filharmonia Wrocław - dir. Jarosław Thiel - 2012

      • Polish Radio - Mozart - Symphony no. 36 C-dur (K425) "Linz" - Filharmonia Wrocław - dir. Giovanni Antonini - 2012

      • Polish Radio - Kaczkowski - Violin Konzert (Soloist: Zbigniew Pilch) - Filharmonia Wrocław - dir. Jarosław Thiel - 2012

      • Saarland Radio - Bach - Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio) (BWV 248) - 2011

      • Saarland Radio - Mendelssohn - Dettingen Te Deum - 2011

      • University of Alberta, Canada (CKUA Radio) - Historical Performance Interview - 2010

    • Television Broadcasts

      • Bach - Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten! (BWV 214) - 2012 - Live National Television Broadcast (Croatia)

      • Handel - L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato (HWV 55) - 2013 - Television Broadcast & Live Internet Video Stream (France)

      • Monteverdi - L'Orfeo - Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 2012 - Live National Television News (Australia)

      • Zielenski - Offertoria et Communiones Totius Anni (1611) - 2011 - Live Internet Video Stream (Poland)

    • Festival Appearances

      • Aldeburgh Festival, England - 2017

      • Bachfest Weimar, Germany - 2014

      • BBC Proms, England - 2016

      • Brighton Early Music Festival - 2016

      • Brisbane Festival, Australia - 2012

      • Festival de Beaune, France - 2013

      • Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France - 2012, 2013, 2015

      • Festival Internacional de Música y Danza 'Ciudad de Úbeda', Spain - 2013

      • Göttingen Händel Festival, Germany - 2014, 2015, 2017

      • Leipzig Bachfest, Germany - 2016

      • Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, England - 2014

      • London Festival of Baroque Music - 2017

      • London Handel Festival, England - 2012, 2014, 2017

      • Manchester Jazz Festival, England - 2013

      • Valletta Baroque Festival, Malta - 2013, 2015

      • Varaždin Baroque Festival, Croatia - 2011

      • Wimbledon International Music Festival, England - 2013, 2014, 2015

      • Wratislavia Cantans Festival, Poland - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

      • Yn Chruinnaght - The Manx National Interceltic Festival, Isle of Man - 2013, 2015

      • York Early Music Festival, England - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

    • Modern Trumpet Performances

      • Brandenburg Brass Quintet - St. Martin-in-the-fields - 2013

      • Brandenburg Sinfonia - dir. Robert Porter - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

      • Chaconne Brass - Tour of UK - 2011

      • Chaconne Brass - Graduation Ceremonies at St. Albans Abbey - 2011

      • Chronicles - Trumpet & Organ with David Kilgallon - 'Yn Chruinnaght' Festival, Isle of Man - 2013, 2015

      • Gribbin - Island People - World Première - Dartington International Summer School - Smith String Quartet & Evelyn Tubb - 2010

      • John McCabe - World Première - Psalm-Cantata - English Baroque Choir - 2013

      • London Trumpet Choir - dir. Stephen Layton - 2012

      • 'Perseus Cluster' by Alexis Bennett (Première)

      • Recording Sessions - Samuel Pegg, RCM - 2012

      • Takemitsu - Paths - RNCM - 2012

      • Torbjörn Hultmark - "Greetings to a New World" - 2012

    • Lecturing

      • University of Birmingham

      • Oxford University Faculty of Music Bate Collection - Taverner Consort

      • Royal Holloway University of London

      • University College London

    • Teaching

      • Peripatetic Brass Teacher at Music First, Islington (since 2011)

      • Peripatetic Vocal & Brass Teacher at Falcon's Preparatory School for Boys, Richmond (since 2011)

      • Peripatetic Brass Teacher at St Mary Abbots School, Kensington (since 2012)

    • Additional Experience

      Printed Editions:

      • Reconstructed Cornett and Sackbutt parts based on fragmented manuscript by Mielczewski - 2015

      • Complete Repetoire for Trumpet - Gorczycki - 2014


      Other:

      • Hallé Choir - Tenor (2006- 2010)

      • Production and Design for CD Recording (2007)

      • Web-Designer (since 2006)


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