Faculty David Elton

Faculty, Trumpet

Principal Trumpet of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, David Elton enjoys a performance career that has seen him hold positions with many of Australia’s and the world’s leading orchestras. Most recently, David was Principal Trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra (2017-2021) under the baton of Chief Conductor Sir Simon Rattle..

David also performs regularly as a guest Principal Trumpet with leading international orchestras, these include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the the Hong Kong Philharmonic. He frequently performs as part of the Australian World Orchestra.

As a soloist, he has performed concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. He has performed and recorded the Trumpet Concerto by Andrew Batterham (2021), and gave the world-premiere of the Trumpet Concerto by James Ledger with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (2007).

As an educator, David has served on the faculties of many of Australia’s tertiary institutions. He is currently Visiting Professor of Trumpet at the Royal College of Music in London and is currently on the faculties of both the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne and the Sydney Conservatorium.

David is proud to be a Yamaha artist.

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