Chris Deacon (Trumpet)


Christopher Deacon began his cornet studies with his father Andrew, before joining the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and Guildhall School of Music Junior Department, London, where he was taught by John Miller.  He went on to become Principal Trumpet of the National Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Chamber Orchestra and won a scholarship to study with John Wallace, James Watson, Ian Balmain and Robert Farley at the Royal Academy of Music, London.

Christopher graduated from Royal Academy of Music with a first class honours degree in Performance and a LRAM Teachers Diploma in 2000 and was appointed Co-Principal of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia in 2001.  He also works as a freelance musician, and has played as guest principal trumpet with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Norway) and Santa Cecilia Orchestra (Rome).  As a chamber musician he has worked with London Symphony Brass, London Brass, Wallace Collection, Royal Philharmonic Brass, Symphonic Brass of London and the Black Dyke Band.

As a soloist Christopher has won the Marlowe Young Musician of the Year and the John Tunnell Trust and recital performances include St Martin in the Fields, South Bank Centre and Leeds Town Hall.  He has made concerto appearances in London, Paris, Hamburg and Madrid, including the UK premiere of Ellen Taffe Zwilich’s Concerto for Trumpet and Five Players and Richard Rodney Bennet’s Trumpet Concerto.

In March 2003, Christopher was elected and appointed by the Royal Academy of Music, London as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for his Distinction in the Music Profession.

Christopher has given master classes for the Royal College of Music and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, and is a Salvationist and Bandsman at the Regent Hall Corps of the Salvation Army, London.


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