Simon Desbruslais is a British trumpet soloist whose performances have been critically acclaimed as ‘steel-lipped’, ‘musically compelling’ and possessing ‘supreme confidence and flair’. He came to international prominence with the first ever recording of Hertel’s Third Trumpet Concerto on the natural trumpet. This was followed by new trumpet concertos from John McCabe, Robert Saxton and Deborah Pritchard, all recorded for Signum Classics.
Keen to expand on the relationship between performance and musicology, Simon will soon complete his doctorate at Christ Church, Oxford, on the music theory of Hindemith. He also gives international lectures and masterclasses.