© Tony Harewood

© Tony Harewood

Seb Philpott enjoys a worldwide career as a trumpet soloist and performs with chamber groups, classical and operatic 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.

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 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, London Contemporary Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Sixteen and The Kings Consort. His West End and musical experience includes Aladdin, Les Misérables, Matilda, Motown, Phantom of the Opera, Follies at the National Theatre, Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre, Assassins at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Bugsy Malone at The Lyric Hammersmith.

Seb has played with many brass chamber groups including London Chamber Brass, Majestic, Barbican, Riverside and Oompah Brass as well as his own group, Old Dirty Brasstards, with whom he has performed at many major music festivals such as Glastonbury, Latitude and Bestival. As a session player he has performed multiple tours and festival appearances around Europe and Japan with The Hoosiers, and has also performed with The Divine Comedy, Public Service Broadcasting and Belle and Sebastian.








“Eternal Source Of Light Divine” ... with the terrifying trumpet solo played with absolute conviction by EUBO trumpeter Sebastian Philpott. You should buy this CD for this track alone – it is spine-tingling!
— Early Music Review
Deirdre Gribbin’s ‘Island People’ had the Vanbrugh Quartet and Sebastian Philpott on trumpet providing muted atmospheric soundscapes that were full of life
— Irish Examiner


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.

London Chamber Brass workshops in Country Cork, Ireland

London Chamber Brass workshops in Country Cork, Ireland

Seb Philpott is a great asset to the Company’s initiative; he does an outreach which shows the history of the trumpet, as well as its contemporary use, showing military trumpet calls on a baroque trumpet, fanfares, the Last Post on a bugle, as well as playing well known trumpet tunes too. The pupils at St Edmund’s Primary School were clearly fascinated when they met Seb!
— The Worshipful Company of Musicians


For booking enquiries please email me or via The Musician's Answering Service on +44 (0)1306 500000.