www.russellgilmour.co.uk-Music Student. Photographer. Trumpeter. Mac Guru.

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.



About pollardtrumpets

With 46 years working in the music industry worldwide, his knowledge and experience stocks a comprehensive music store, the one stop shop for instrument advice, repairs, new and second-hand sales. Peter's apprenticeships with some of the world's leading craftsmen in Britain, the United States and Canada, have given him a thorough working knowledge of acoustical engineering and instrumental design creating a unique understanding of the instrumental needs of wind musicians. No longer will instrumental connoisseurs have to go to London when choosing and maintaining an instrument, when all their needs can be met in Manchester. A true Artisan, Peter has been fine tuning brass and woodwind instruments for musicians of the leading ensembles and institutions for many years, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds College of Music and passing on his expertise in instrumental academy seminars in Scandinavia and Europe. A UK Brass specialist, Peter's skills have led to a growing demand for his custom range of brass design and parts, trumpets, flugels, cornets, bespoke lead pipes, bells, cork parts and mouthpieces. An exponent of 5 Star spa treatments for trumpets, a Pollard MOT involves deep freeze Cryogenic resonance restoration, ultrasonic cleaning, valve alignment and the application of his own patented valve oil 'Superfly' with a unique cleaning agent to ensure agile acrobatics when playing. 'Superfly' has now been licensed for distribution in the United States and Europe. Peter is the figure driving the sponsorship masterclasses and live music at Band on the Wall attracting stars such as Bobby Shew, Snake Davis, Ian Bousfield, Jigs Wigwam and Peter King, the Comedy Store, Liverpool's the Cavern Club and the Hallé, breath of fresh air for the region's live-music industry
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