Simon Munday is a versatile trumpet player, equally at home on modern and baroque
trumpets. He has performed as a soloist with The Orchestra of the Age of
Enlightenment, The Academy of Ancient Music, Les Arts Florissants, The New London Consort, Gabrieli Consort, Ex Cathedra, and La Serenissima.
Simon leads a busy career playing with orchestras in the UK and abroad, including the English Baroque Soloists, the English Concert, Dunedin Consort, St. James’ Baroque, Les Talens Lyriques, the Royal Opera House, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle, BBC Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Israeli Camerata, Manchester Camerata, English Chamber Orchestra, and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.
Bach’s second Brandenburg Concerto has featured heavily throughout Simon’s career,
which he has performed numerous times on both modern and baroque trumpet,
including a live radio broadcast for BBC. He has also performed Leopold Mozart, and
Joseph and Michael Haydn trumpet concertos, amongst others, and has given over 150
performances of the Telemann Concerto in D, a work which he has also recorded.
Simon is an avid chamber musician, and has performed with the Alberti Brass, the
London Brass and the Halle Brass. Simon regularly appears in the West End, and has
also appeared on the big screen in Bright Young Things, De Lovely, The Duchess and
Young Victoria, as well as on TV in Top of the Pops, Songs of Praise and Ant and Dec’s
Push the Button. He has particularly enjoyed tours with Peter Gabriel and has
performed on Peter’s latest albums, only adding to Simon’s uniquely diverse and
Simon’s musical career began with the Salvation Army and he was awarded a
scholarship to the Royal College of Music where he studied modern and baroque
trumpet with David Mason, Andrew Crowley, Malcolm Smith and Mark Bennett. Simon
teaches at Royal Holloway, University of London.