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I'm a professional trumpeter, composer and arranger. I'm a graduate of the RNCM with 10 years of professional playing experience
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Joel Cooper is a professional trumpeter. He graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2007 and since then has built up an impressive portfolio career. He has performed with top International orchestras, including the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Halle, Manchester Camerata and Opera North. Outside of Britain, he has worked with the Australian National Ballet, the Australian Urban Circus, Lyon Opera Orchestra and has toured with numerous show companies. As a soloist, Joel is very comfortable with performing on a selection of instruments, including the Piccolo Trumpet, D Trumpet, Bb Trumpet, Cornet and Flugel-horn. This allows for a very varied and interesting recital. He has given recitals in many Cathedrals and Churches nationwide, as well as in Concert Halls and at Arts Centres. Highlights of his solo career include:- Playing a fanfare for the arrival of her Majesty the Queen at Whitworth Hall, (a Manchester University event) in 2008. A performance of Malcolm Arnold's 'Fantasy for Trumpet' at the 'Conservatoire National Superieur de la Music et Danse' in Lyon, France. Appearing as a soloist in 'King Cotton' (a new musical commissioned by the Southbank Centre in 2007). A performance of 'The Trumpet Shall Sound' (from Handel's 'Messiah'), at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral (Dec 2013) and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (Dec 2014) Recording Charpentier's 'Te Deum' for 'The Christmas Service' on BBC Radio 4, (broadcast live on Christmas morning 2013). Performing with Inspired Brass as part of a live broadcast from Chester Cathedral for the Easter Service 2015, BBC Radio 4. Joel teamed up with Bath Abbey’s Organist, Shean Bowers to give recitals in Cathedrals and Churches, They have recently recorded their debut album, ‘Jubilation’. Joel also hopes to release a third Christmas album with his Brass Quintet, Inspired Brass, donating profits from CD sales to 'The Christie NHS Foundation Trust', Manchester. Joel is the Trumpet/ Cornet and Bugle Teacher at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Encore awards
5th Encoreversary
Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Gypsy jazz, Pop, Acoustic, Balkan
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Prince of Denmark’s March - Clarke
Prelude to the Te Deum - Charpentier
Londonderry Air
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Trumpet Tune - Stanley
Trumpet Voluntary - Boyce
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring - Bach
Wasserflüssen Babylon - Bach
Elergy - Thalban Ball
Gabriel’s Oboe - Morricone
Trumpet concerto - Haydn
Trumpet concerto - Hummel
Trumpet Concerto - Arutjunjan
Trumpet concerto - Neruda
Trumpet Sonata - Hindermith
Concert Etude - Goedike
Ode to Queen Ann - Handel
The Trumpet Shall Sound - Handel
The Last Post
Theme from the New World
Du bist de ru - Schubert
Ave Maria - Schubert
Serenade - Schubert
Romanze - Hummel
Adagio - Mozart
Caprice - Bozza
Rustiques - Bozza
Fields of Gold - Sting
Sonatas - Telemann
Carnival Of Venice - Arban


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