David Blackadder Principal Trumpet

David is our Principal Trumpet.

David took up the trumpet aged nine following in the footsteps of his grandfather who was a bandmaster in the North East. He joined the Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra and went on to study at the Royal College of Music with Michael Laird.

In 1993 he formed the groundbreaking group Blackadder Brass which quickly became the resident educational ensemble at Symphony Hall in Birmingham, playing to over 40,000 children there in its first three years and going on to perform at major venues throughout the UK.

In 2018, David excitingly got to play at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding as the solo trumpeter. Which is pretty cool, if you ask us.