David Hendry

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Professor of Natural Trumpet


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Tutor in Natural Trumpet

Dave studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal College of Music. It was at the RNCM that he developed an interest in Baroque music, Early Brass and specifically the Natural Trumpet. Since graduating in 1990 after studying with David Staff and Michael Laird he has spent most of his career performing with Period performance ensembles in the UK and Europe. He is presently Principal Trumpet of the Gabrielli Consort and Players / Paul McCreesh (UK); Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra / Ton Koopman (Holland); and Les Talens Lyriques / Christophe Rousset (France).

In addition to these ensembles, he has performed with the English Concert, the Academy of Ancient Music, English Baroque Soloists, King’s Consort, New London Consort, The Sixteen, the Hanover Band, Early Opera Company, Orchestra of the 18th Century (Frans Bruggen), Gottingen Festspiel Orchester (Nicholas McGegan), Collegium Vocale (Phillipe Herreweghe), Les Concerts de Nations (Jordi Savall), Musica Antiqua Koln (Reinhard Goebel), Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Drottingholm Baroque Ensemble, Stuttgart Baroque Orchestra, Netherlands Bachvereniging  and Kolner Academie.

Dave has also used Natural trumpet when performing with modern ensembles such as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Ulster Orchestra, Bremen Kammerphilarmonie and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
He has toured extensively throughout Europe as well as North and South America, Scandinavia and the Far East.

In addition to his work at the RNCM, he has examined and taught at the Royal Academy of Music, Trinity College of Music, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Chetham’s School of Music and the Prins Claus Conservatoire in Groningen, Holland.

His discography includes Deutsche Gramophone, Decca, Erato, Philips, Virgin, Chandos, Naxos, Cpo, Deutsch Harmonia Munde performing repertoire by composers including Bach, Handel, Purcell, Biber, Praetorius, Buxtehude, Eccles, Mattheson, Mozart, Haydn, Gluck and Mendelssohn.