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Richard Thomas


Richard studied at the University of Wales, the Royal Academy of Music and the Schola Cantorum, Switzerland. As part of his Master of Arts degree, Richard undertook research into the William Shaw Silver State Trumpets housed in the Jewel House, at the Tower of London.

Richard is a founder member and director the acclaimed sackbut and cornett ensemble QuintEssential as well as a founder member of waits band The City Musick, the Altenburg Ensemble and the Prince Regent’s Band (19th century brass). Richard has also taught cornetto at Trinity College of Music, London and the Birmingham Conservatoire as well as leading the baroque trumpet course at the Dartington International Summer School.

Faculties / departments: Historical Performance


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Richard Thomas

Natural Trumpet professor