Hello everybody. My name is Adam Wright; I’m the 2nd trumpet of the RPO and at the moment I’m also the orchestra’s Vice Chairman. I hope you are enjoying the new blog, giving you a little insight into orchestral life.
You may be wondering why the 2nd trumpet player is also the Vice Chairman. This is because we are a self-governing orchestra, so the players own the band and elect a board of directors to help oversee the running of the orchestra.
Last week was relatively relaxed for the orchestra, with a concert in Croydon and two days recording a Beethoven CD for Naxos. I always enjoy playing in Fairfield Halls – it has one of the best acoustics in London, and is close to my house!
We’ve been very busy for the past month (including a tour to China over the new year) so a few days off has allowed us to catch up with things. For me, that has involved getting ahead with my teaching (before going away to the Canary Islands next week), learning parts for concerts coming up and most importantly getting out and about on my bike! I’m a keen cyclist, and whenever possible I’ll ride into work, saving a bit of money and squeezing some health into my life to counteract the inevitable eating out that takes place on tour!