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Kevin Ransom

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Professional and versatile solo trumpet player
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Wokingham
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Kevin attended the Guildhall School of Music and was taught by Maurice Murphy, Rod Franks (both principal trumpets of the London Symphony Orchestra) and Crispian Steele-Perkins. Since then Kevin has held the position of Principal Trumpet of the West Forest Sinfonia (conducted by Philip Ellis) for the past 20 years and has appeared as soloist on a number of occasions - most recently giving the premiere performance of the Trumpet Concerto 'Alcantara' by Torbjorn Hultmark. His considerable repertoire of experience includes work with the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra; Amici Chamber Orchestra; London West End Musicals; Bert Kaemfert (UK) Band; New London Sinfonia; English Symphony Orchestra; British Sinfonia; Wessex Brass. A proficient, highly professional musician with first-rate musicality, Kevin can adapt his musical styles to many genres. He has played trumpet at various weddings and Remembrance Day services for many years. He is currently in demand not only as a trumpet player and soloist, but also as a conductor. Kevin is highly skilled at transposing and delivering high quality music to fit your requirements.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Arranger, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader
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Song list

Trumpet Tune - Clarke, Trumpet Voluntary Jeremiah Clarke previously attributed to Henry Purcell.
Bach, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring.
Charpentier - Rondeau from Te Deum.
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Trumpet Tune and Trumpet Fanfare (Purcell)
Trumpet Voluntary Clarke
Panis Angelicus (Franck)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
Trumpets and Horns (Handel's "Water Music")
George Frederick Handel: The Rejoicing from Music for the Royal Fireworks
Haydn trumpet concerto
Hummel trumpet concerto
Last Post
Reveille
The trumpet shall sound: Handel
Ave Maria: Gounod
Gymnopédie No.1: Erik Satie
Air on the G String: Bach
Air from Water Music: Handel
Ave Maria: Schubert
Ode to Joy: Ludwig van Beethoven
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba: Handel
Triumphal March: Edvard Grieg
Customer questions

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

We always try our 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 us know.

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

N/a

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time.

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

I am happy to play any tune you wish during the wedding ceremony and would be pleased to suggest items that may be appropriate if needed.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I am happy to play any tune you wish as long as it is appropriate for the occasion.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The sound of a trumpet being played live!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Recent performances have included - Royal Albert Hall, Windsor Castle, Blenheim Palace.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

My teachers Maurice Murphy and Rod Franks (both 1st trumpets with the London Symphony Orchestra.

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

Playing live on BBC Radio and once performing for Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. I have also played with many symphony orchestras.

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£150
Up to 3 hours£200
Packages
Wedding
Performing during the wedding service.
£180

Add-ons

Brass Quintet
+£800

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Anna R, 1 year ago

Totally professional and absolutely superb, was a pleasure to work with. Thank you!

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Anne C, 1 year ago

Kevin was extremely professional and his playing was perfect.

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Anne C, 1 year ago

Kevin was the consummate professional. He advised on the choice of music and liaised with the organist in advance of the wedding. On the day Kevin played to perfection and made the wedding ceremony a true celebratory occasion. Anne

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Gay R, 1 year ago

Thank you so much for yesterday. Everyone at my dad's funeral said it was the best bugal rendition of the "last post" they have heard, and I agree. It was a very fitting tribute for my dad and such a sad day and I can't thank you enough. Gay Reynolds

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