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The fourth Sir Malcolm Arnold trumpet competition took place in the concert hall in February; and this year’s adjudicator was the highly respected BBC Symphony Orchestra trumpet player, Paul Cosh, who also teaches at the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Paul has worked with many of our foremost rock and pop artists, including Elton John, Diana Ross, Brian Ferry and George Michael; and also played on the film music for Star Wars, Superman 2 and Ghandi.

Paul was a superb adjudicator, providing the young musicians with constructive comments, and impressed by the quality of the music being performed.

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s competition: