Nathan Richards

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About Nathan Richards

Graduate of the Royal Academy of Music (1st Class Hons) based in the Midlands. Available for weddings, recording, events etc.
Leamington Spa

Nathan Richards (ATCL, LRAM, Bmus) graduated with a 1st class hons from the Royal Academy of Music in 2011 after studying with James Watson, Mark David, Robert Farley, Rod Franks and John Hutchins. During his studies Nathan performed as Principal Trumpet in the RAM Symphony Orchestra, Opera and Symphonic Brass on numerous occasions. His orchestral Experience includes Guest Principal with Orquestra do Norte (Portugal), the Orchestra of Age of Enlightenment Ensemble, Britten Pears Young Artists Programme, London Contemporary Orchestra, British Sinfonia, Henry Wood Chamber Orchestra and the Dei Gratia Baroque Ensemble (natural trumpet). Commercially Nathan has performed as a soloist on Radio 2, played the Last Post on the Katy Brand Show (ITV) and recorded with David Gross (Dirty Dancing, West End). As a recital soloist Nathan has performed at Southwark Cathedral and St Paul’s Church (Athens) with Organist Richard Brasier. As a Concerto soloist Nathan has performed the Haydn, Arutjunjan and Vivaldi concerti in the UK and abroad. Awards include winning the Drummond Sharp Solo Brass Prize and the Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensembles Prize. Nathan also performed Harrison Birtwistle's ‘Silk House Tatoo’ for Birtwistle's honorary doctorate from the University of London and gave the world premiere of Gareth Wood's 'Bedivere' (Solo Trumpet and 6 Harps) written to celebrate the appointment of the Royal Academy’s Principal, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood. He has also played for the Queen, the late Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne, Prince Charles, Desmond Tutu, Simon Pegg, and Elton John on different occasions.

Nathan Richards' Reviews

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Nicola C
9 years ago

Nathan was fantastic from start to finish, We had the Power of love played as our entrance and exit song at our wedding, I found Nathan a pleasure to work, we changed the venue last minute, wanted an extra trumpeter and even forgot the service sheets, this didn't phase Nathan the slightest, we told Nathan what we wanted and what we got exceeded our expectations, a few stumbling blocks; music sheets our organist couldn't play off the same sheet as the trumpeters Nathan sourced these and what could have become a problem was easily solved. Sound issues with the organ being a bit overpowering but again Nathan advising our organist on this. Nathans fees were very reasonable and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a trumpeter, for us he performed the most memorable piece of music, something we will never forget, 3 months on Nathan is still the talking point amongst friends and totally transformed "The everyday wedding" to a Royal one. If your scrolling through looking for a trumpeter and reading reviews Nathan Richards should be on your shortlist.

Caroline P
10 years ago

I hired Nathan and the brass quartet he organised for a remembrance ceremony at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The group were fantastic for this event and chose the perfect music. They were great to work with and we received such lovely feedback about them so will definitely hire again. (10 / 10)

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Nathan Richards' Song list

Abide With Me
Amazing Grace
Arutiunian - Trumpet Concerto
Charpentier - Te Deum Prelude
Clarke - Prince of Denmark's March
Clarke - Trumpet Tune
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
Gershwin - Someone To Watch Over Me
Gershwin - Summertime
Handel - Eternal Source of Light Divine
Handel - Let The Bright Seraphim
Handel - Hornpipe
Handel - The Trumpet Shall Sound
Haydn - Trumpet Concerto
Hummel - Trumpet Concerto
Neruda - Trumpet Concerto
Purcell - Prince of Denmark's March
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Purcell - Trumpet Voluntary
Stanley - Trumpet Voluntary
The Last Post
Happy Birthday
National Anthem

Nathan Richards' Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Bridegwater Hall, Wigmore Hall, Snape Maltings, Beijing Hidden City Concert Hall

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Wynton Marsalis, Eric Aubier, Håkan Hardenberger, Phil Cobb

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

I've had the privilege to play in some great concert halls and with some wonderful orchestras. I particularly enjoyed playing a fanfare for the Duke Of Edinburgh's 90th birthday with the Queen present. It was an intimate event and the fanfare had been written for the occasion.

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

If the changes are reasonable I'm very happy to be flexible.

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


How much time do you need to set up?

Very little! If a rehearsal is needed with the accompanist this can be done on the day.

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

Yes, or feel free to suggest others.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Classical, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Christmas, Baroque, Classical crossover, Fanfare
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Corporate event, Recording session
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