Elliot Cox

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Trumpeter based in West Sussex and Oxfordshire. Wide range of playing experience and styles, in a vast range of ensembles.

Hello! Welcome to my page! I am a recent graduate from the University of Chichester Conservatoire in Music Performance. Predominantly a Trumpeter, with 16 years playing and experience in both Flugel and Cornet as well. I also am a Bassoonist, with the ability to play Contrabassoon, having 10 years and 7 years respectively. During this time I have also gained valuable experience in various ensembles ranging from Symphony Orchestras, and Chamber Orchestras to Big Bands and Brass Bands with the latter entering and scoring highly in contests. I have also had the luxury to tour to Countries such as Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, France, and Slovenia, playing at Venues such as Brandenburg Cathedral and Czech Museum of Music. Back in the UK I've performed at concert halls such as Cadogan Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham, and the Royal Albert Hall. I've also recorded at Abbey road on several occasions. In addition to all of this I have also played in the pit for various shows ranging from Kiss me Kate, High society, and Beauty and the Beast, to shows like Little Shop of Horrors, Into the Woods, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Other high-end venues and events also include, The Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival Ball, and RAF Officers Dinner. Some well known names at performances I have done include, The Duke of Richmond, the then Prime Minister David Cameron, and the Princess Royal Princess Anne. As a person I am an extremely reliable and organised individual, who always aims to produce the best quality performance capable of myself. I have a friendly and easy-going personality, which means people are able to get along and work with me very well. Any advice or criticism given to me, as well as any tasks asked of me, are always followed up with enthusiasm. Thanks for checking out my page! If you have any enquiries please send a message and I will get back to you. Elliot

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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Arranger, Orchestrator
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Orchestral music
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Showband charts
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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients love my easy going personality and can do spirit when preparing for their events. My ability to adapt to situations or plans adds to the professional approach I bring when working. All this as well as the quality of the performance means my clients are happy with my service, with repeat bookings for events like theatre shows and orchestral concerts.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The main featured venues I have performed at are scattered around Europe. These venues include Brandenburg Cathedral, The National Czech museum of music, and L'église de la Madeleine in Paris. In the UK I have performed in Venues such as Symphony Hall, Birmingham, Cadogan Hall and the Royal Albert Hall, in London, and the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Throughout my career many influences come and go with the style of music I like to play and listen to changes. Leading influences include the likes of Richard Strauss, Frank Sinatra, and leading Trumpeters throughout time.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

In September 2021 I performed at the Goodwood Revival Ball. This Ball is a high end event with 2000 of the most well known names in motor sports and society coming together for a party. The likes of Jenson Button, Sir Chris Hoy, AJ and Curtis Pritchard, Jason Mamoa, Ollie Murs, And prince Michael of Kent to name some of this years attendees.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know and I should be able to adjust to this with ease.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I don't offer this option due to being a solo instrumentalist. The style and type of jobs I do mean that this is not a request I receive. I can certainly play to a backing track if requested.

How much time do you need to set up?

I intend to get to the venue at least 30 minutes prior to the time I am required to arrive by to set up, due to the easy set ups I have to do. If I am requested to arrive at a certain time that is also fine and I am more than able to accept your requests.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

I aim to make my performances suitable for you and your event. This means I am more than up for your requests, whilst also being up for choosing and being in discussion with you over music to be played. On some occasions extra fees may be added for purchase of music if needed.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play. If its an instrument like the contrabassoon on the other hand I will contact you if you are able to acquire one, whilst looking around myself for borrowing one. This is due to the expensive price of the instrument I have not purchased my own yet.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I aim to make my performances suitable for you and your event. This means I am more than up for your requests, whilst also being up for choosing and being in discussion with you over music to be played. On some occasions extra fees may be added for purchase of music if needed.


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Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
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From Encore customers:

Christopher W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Very good, very professional

From other customers:

Catrin R
3 years ago

Elliot has played for me in various bands and orchestras for more than 12 years. He is completely reliable and a very competent musician. He is always well prepared for performances, even when playing 2 different instruments from different books! He plays sensitively and completely accurately. He is always top of my list when I'm putting a band together.

Ron B
3 years ago

Elliot played for our 50th wedding anniversary and was ever so professional. He was so flexible to our requests and made our special day that bit better.