John Wallace

Biography

In January 2002 John Wallace became Principal of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Long acclaimed as a virtuoso trumpet player, his performances as soloist with leading orchestras and conductors and at major festivals and venues throughout the world have established him as a musician of enormous distinction. In 1995 he was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of his distinguished services to music. In addition to orchestral appearances, John Wallace has been greatly in demand as a recitalist and teacher. In 1986 he founded the Wallace Collection, an ensemble devoted to the development of brass music and education, which fast became one of the world’s pioneering brass groups. With Professor Trevor Herbert he is co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments and he has recently finished The Trumpet for Yale University Press, co-authored with Sandy McGrattan.​

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