Jason Evans Principal Trumpet

Jason was born on the Isle of Man, where he started learning to play the cornet when he was six. He is now a third year undergraduate student at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with a full scholarship under Mark David, Paul Beniston and John Hutchins.  

Previous to this, he studied at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester from the age of ten, being a member of the National Youth Orchestra for the last two years of his studies at Chethams and Principal Trumpet for the last. Jason is part of a succesful London-based brass quintet, Total Brass, formed during his studies at the Royal Academy of Music. For more information please visit www.totalbrass.co.uk.

Jason's emerging career has led to him performing with the Halle Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and SuperBrass as well as playing Guest Principal Trumpet with the Gabrielli Consort, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Touring performances have taken him to Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Greece, China and Japan. Prior to joining the Philharmonia, Jason was on trial for the principal trumpet position in the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He was offered the principal trumpet positions in the latter two before deciding to join the Philharmonia.

As a soloist, Jason has performed the Arutunian, Neruda and Haydn Trumpet Concerti with external orchestras, as well as many solo recitals including one at the Leeds College of Music in 2011. Being appointed to the position of principal trumpet of the Philharmonia Orchestra makes Jason one of the youngest principal trumpets in the UK, and possibly the world.

The Philharmonia's Principal Trumpet Chair is endowed by Daan and Maggie Knottenbelt