Robert Farley | baroque trumpet
Robert Farley studied Baroque trumpet at the Royal College of Music, where he won several prizes including the Ernest Hall Memorial Prize. He currently holds the position of Principal Trumpet with The Orchestra of the Sixteen, Orpheus Britannicus, The Hanover Band, Concerto Copenhagen, and the Carmel Bach Festival California. He is also a regular Guest Principal with Stuttgart Baroque Orchestra and Oregon Bach Festival. With these ensembles he has appeared as Principal Trumpet on numerous critically acclaimed recordings, including J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor and Orchestral Suites and Handel’s Messiah and Coronation Anthems. He has also played as a soloist and as Guest Principal with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, The English Concert and the Canadian ensemble, Tafelmusik. Robert’s solo work includes recordings of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Trumpets, Mozart’s ‘Queen of the Night’ aria from The Magic Flute, Handel arias with Emma Kirkby and Bach’s Cantata, BWV 51.
Robert is Professor of Baroque Trumpet at both The Royal Academy of Music and Trinity Laban in London, and has given masterclasses at many of the world’s leading conservatories. He has also published a number of books, including Natural Trumpet Studies by Brass Wind Publications. Robert plays on a Baroque trumpet made for him by Matthew Parker, based on an instrument by Johann Leonhard Ehe II from Nürnberg, circa 1700.