Russell is an up-and-coming young trumpet player with a special interest in period instruments. Now in his fourth and final year at the Royal Northern College of Music, Russell studies modern trumpet with Tracey Redfern and John Miller and historical brass instruments with David Staff. He is also training to be a teacher in his studies at the RNCM.
As a soloist, Russell has performed recitals with both piano and organ and has given numerous concerto performances. He has also performed such works as Handel’s “Messiah” in Manchester Cathedral and “Let the Bright Seraphim” in Westminster Abbey.
Russell has given trumpet and organ recitals with fellow Manxman and RNCM graduate Gareth Moore. He has attended Dartington International Summer School, specialising in early brass and has a keen interest in the resurgence of the true natural trumpet. He has been involved in masterclasses by world-renowned brass players, such as Allen Vizzutti, Tristram Williams, Rod Franks and Håkan Hardenberger.