Thursday 21 MARCH 2019 at 1pm
Woodville Auditorium

Lunchtime Classical: Richard Hull and Jerome Sadler

Richard Hull

After gaining a Degree in Music from Dartington College of Arts in 1991, Richard embarked on a trumpet teaching career, starting at his old school, Bedford Modern School. He began to work full time for Bedfordshire Music Service in 1995. He has taught for various music services, and been involved in many different aspects of brass tuition and education over the last 27 years, having also spent a year as Visiting Professor of Trumpet at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

As a trumpet player Richard has played for many orchestras including the City of Rochester  Symphony Orchestra and is currently Principal Trumpet of the Sinfonia of Cambridge and the East Anglia Chamber Orchestra. He is also active as a pianist and accompanist, especially of singers, and has accompanied renowned sopranos Judith Kellock, Chloe Beresford-Jones and Geraldine Hackett-Jones. He has played as soloist with many ensembles, including concertos by Arnold, Gregson, Haydn, Grieg, Sparke and Telemann.

Richard was conductor of the Huntingdonshire Philharmonic Orchestra for their 2005-06 season and has been the Musical Director of the Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra since 2008. In 2009 he was invited to be the Musical Director of Cambridge Symphonic Winds. After acting as Head of Brass at the Perse School in Cambridge for 15 years Richard moved to Herne Bay, Kent in 2015 where he works as a freelance musician and teacher.

Jerome Sadler

Jérôme Sadler was born in Orléans, France, and began his musical education at the Kent Music School with David Sams after moving to the UK at the age of 10. He studied Music at Cambridge University, and then moved on to the Royal College of Music in London, where was awarded a postgraduate performance diploma and MMus degree, and held the post of junior fellow. His teacher at the RCM was Professor John Barstow, and Jérôme also benefitted from the advice of Gordon Fergus-Thompson during these years. At the RCM, Jérôme won all of the main piano prizes, including the Chappell Gold Medal (the RCM’s top award for pianists).

He performed with the RCM orchestras on many occasions, including performances of the Skryabin Piano Concerto, and the solo piano part in Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie. Since leaving the RCM Jerome has divided his time between teaching, examining, and performing as a concert pianist, mostly in the UK and mainland Europe. His recent concerts include performances with the Dartford Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven 3rd Piano Concerto) and Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra (Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue), and chamber concerts in Broadstairs and Bonn, Germany.

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