David Hilton

Born in Worcester in 1979, David first became interested in the trumpet at the age of 9. After several years learning with Duncan Connor, David gained a place at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He went on to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a full time student, studying with Paul Cosh and Paul Beniston. While at the college he won through to the final in the Brass section of the BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ competition in 1998 and then gained a place with the European Union Youth Orchestra.

In 2001 David graduated with a First Class Honours degree and has since enjoyed a varied freelance career, ranging from solo and chamber music to performing with many of the country’s finest orchestras, such as The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The BBC Symphony Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra and The Halle Orchestra. David is continuing his freelance career and is currently Principal Trumpet with The Glyndebourne Touring Opera Orchestra.

May 2010