Murray Greig

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Head of School of Wind, Brass and Percussion and Director of Brass

FRNCM, MMus, GMusRNCM, PPRNCM (dist),

Email: [email protected]

Murray Greig is Head of School of Wind, Bras and Percussion / Director of Brass and Senior Tutor in Trumpet at the RNCM. His role includes:

  • Head of School
  • Principal Study (Trumpet Tuition)
  • Trumpet Class
  • Orchestral Repertoire groups (Trumpet)
  • Audition and Assesment panels
  • Wind and Brass Repertoire sessions
  • Orchestra Sectional coaching
  • Ensemble Coaching

Murray studied at the RNCM with Howard Snell from 1984 to 1988. In 1989, after a year with the Orchestra of the Royal Ballet, he was appointed Principal Trumpet with the Orchestra of Opera North. He has taught at the RNCM since then and has given masterclasses throughout Europe and America as well as at leading British conservatoires and universities. Many of his former students now hold orchestral and teaching positions in the UK, Europe and the USA. He has also worked as trumpet professor for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

As well as numerous solo recitals and concerto appearances, Murray has enjoyed performing chamber music with the Brass Ensemble of Opera North, the Orfeo Trumpet Consort and the Golden Section (previously the Wallace Collection), and has recorded with the London Trumpet Sound.

For many years he was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Trumpet Guild and hosted the 2002 conference of the ITG at the RNCM. 

After 30 years as Principal Trumpet with the Orchestra of Opera North, in 2019 Murray took up the new role of Head of Instrumental Learning at Opera North, before taking up his current position of Head of School of Wind, Brass and Percussion / Director of Brass at the RNCM.