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Philip Cobb (trumpet)
Philip Cobb was delighted to accept the Principal Trumpet position with the London Symphony Orchestra in July 2009 whilst still only 21 years of age.
As a youngster, Philip regularly featured as a soloist on both the cornet and the trumpet throughout the UK and abroad alongside his brother Matthew and their father Stephen. In more recent years he has appeared as a soloist in his own right, and was recently featured as a solo performer in London’s Royal Albert Hall, as well as at the International Trumpet Guild conference in Boston, USA.
Philip is a former student at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, having studied with Principal Trumpet of the London Philharmonic Orchestra; Paul Beniston and also with renowned trumpet soloist Alison Balsom. Upon graduation, Philip was trialling for positions in the London Philharmonic and Halle orchestras before accepting his current position with the London Symphony Orchestra.
In 2006 Philip competed in the prestigious Maurice André International Trumpet Competition. With former prize winners going on to achieve international acclaim as both soloists and orchestral performers, Philip was awarded one of the major prizes in the competition as the Most Promising Performer. He was also awarded the ‘Candide Award’ at the London Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Academy in 2008.
In September 2007 Philip released his debut solo CD; ‘Life Abundant’ with the Cory Band and Organist Ben Horden.