LPO welcomes James Fountain
The London Philharmonic Orchestra is thrilled to announce the appointment of James Fountain as the Orchestra’s Joint Principal Trumpet from February 2020, alongside current Principal Paul Beniston.
James joins the LPO from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, where he was appointed Principal Trumpet in 2015 at the age of 20, while still a student at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. With a musical pedigree in the brass band world, he held Principal Cornet positions in the National Youth Brass Band, the GUS Band and the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, all before the age of 18. James is a member of the highly acclaimed brass group ‘Septura’, and is also a Professor of Trumpet at the Royal College of Music.
Commenting on the appointment the orchestra posted on social media, “We are very excited to welcome two new players to the Orchestra, James Fountain as Joint Principal Trumpet, and Laura Murphy who will join the Double Bass section.”
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