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, hailed by critics as "the world's leading performer on the Baroque Trumpet," is renowned for concerto and solo appearances on stage and screen. Following the traditions of an English school of solo performance, founded in the late 17th century, his early career was as a symphonic trumpeter and active studio musician in the Sadlers Wells (now English National) Opera and the Royal Philharmonic. He was also, for 10 years, professor of trumpet at London's Guildhall School of Music.
He travels the world giving recitals, lectures, and master classes presenting programs which are both informative and entertaining. His playing has also reached millions in more than 85 soundtracks, including such films as;
A Bridge Too Far, Batman,Gandhi, Jaws, and James Bond
, and with signature tunes of television programs like
Dispatches and The Antiques Roadshow
. He has participated in more than 800 recordings including 23 solo recordings.
His interest in historical research and performance techniques