Seb Philpott is a versatile musician, performing with chamber groups, orchestras, in West End shows and as a session musician. He studied the trumpet at the Royal College of Music, graduating with First Class Honours, the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna and has a Master of Arts degree from the Royal Academy of Music, supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.
He is a member of the Old Dirty Brasstards, a 10-piece brass group, which performs regularly in London and at major festivals across the UK.
As a session player he has performed with Bastille, The Divine Comedy, Public Service Broadcasting and The Hoosiers.
As a soloist, Seb is in demand as both a contemporary and baroque trumpet specialist and has performed in the West Cork Chamber Music Festival with both the Vanbrugh Quartet and Concerto Copenhagen, and has toured Europe with the European Union Baroque Orchestra and New Century Baroque.
His freelance orchestral experience includes the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, The Philharmonia, London Contemporary Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Sixteen.
His West End experience includes Aladdin, Les Misérables, Matilda, Motown, Phantom of the Opera, Follies, Funny Girl, Assassins, Bugsy Malone, On The Town and Evita.
SOME SOLO STUFF
Seb teaches privately in London and has led many outreach workshops and assemblies throughout the UK in schools. This has been with groups such as Oompah Brass, Majestic Brass or on behalf of The Worshipful Company of Musicians. If you are interested in lessons or a brass workshop for your school please get in touch below.