I am a trumpeter and pianist and have just started a 4-year music degree at the Royal Northern College of Music, specialising on trumpet. I was a member of the Suffolk Youth Orchestra for 3 years, and particularly
enjoyed the concert tours to Poland, Spain and Italy. One of my fondest memories was in the 2018/19 season, where I played the offstage trumpet solo in Bizet’s Carmen Suite, in tour venues abroad and a sold-out audience at the Snape Maltings Proms. I have also played for the East of England Co-op Band, Martlesham Brass and various ensembles at my high school, Kesgrave High School. I also worked part-time as a pianist for two dancing classes run by the Co-op Juniors Theatre Company. I have also performed as
a freelancer around Suffolk, playing in jazz bands, big bands, solo performances, brass bands, quartets, chamber music, offstage trumpet solos, pit bands, wind bands, and have led and conducted ensembles.
I am also a regular with local radio stations and newspapers, and from October 2020, I had a regular segment on BBC Radio Suffolk documenting life as a music student. I am also a music teacher, and currently teach children the piano, and this happens online whilst I am living in Manchester.
During Lockdown in 2020, I collaborated with the composer Maurice Davies, to create a new solo work for the trumpet, called The Jet Set. Maurice kindly wrote the 3-piece work with me in mind, and we worked together to produce and record the work. I’m pleased to announce that the music is available to
purchase on soundthetrumpets.com and juneemersonwindmusic.com.
My long-term aim is to become a professional musician. In my spare time I’m a keen follower of musical theatre and my dream would be to play in a West-End pit band. I’m very grateful for all the support and guidance I’ve received through the County Music Service over the last 6 years and I’m keen to ensure that this wonderful service continues to thrive! I also have my own website with more details: www.graceharmanmusic.co.uk, and I am active on Facebook under Grace Harman Music, and Twitter under @musician_grace.