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New principal trumpet at RSNO

Jason Lewis, a former member of the National Youth Band of Wales has become the new associate principal trumpet at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

  Jason Lewis will take on his new role in May

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has announced that Jason Lewis has been appointed as Associate Principal Trumpet. He will take up the post in May.

The former National Youth Brass Band of Wales player joins from the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, where he is currently Principal Trumpet.


Born in Aberystwyth, the 28 year old went on to study trumpet at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama with Principal Trumpet of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Philippe Schartz, before completing a Master of Arts at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Speaking about the appointment, Jason said: "I'm delighted to be appointed to the RSNO, an orchestra I've admired for many years.

I consider it to be an honour to join a brass section with such an incredible reputation and very much look forward to performing with my esteemed colleagues."

Always striving for artistic excellence, I know that he will be a fantastic asset to our brass section and we're all looking forward to having him in the OrchestraRSNO Principal Trumpet, Christopher Hart

Fantastic asset

In response, RSNO Principal Trumpet, Christopher Hart added: "Jason is a tremendously talented musician and I'm thrilled that he's decided to join us in the RSNO.

Always striving for artistic excellence, I know that he will be a fantastic asset to our brass section and we're all looking forward to having him in the Orchestra."

Jason Lewis officially joins the RSNO in May, but will join the orchestra in March for its first tour of the USA under recently appointed Music Director Thomas Sondergard.

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