Rebecca Wilson – Trumpet
Rebecca Wilson is a 21 year old trumpet player from South Ayrshire. She began playing in a local brass band at the age of 12 and has since gone on to study performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she graduated with honours. She has now begun studying for her masters degree in performance at the same institution. Throughout her time at the Conservatoire she has been taught by John Gracie, Peter Franks, Mark O'Keeffe and Nigel Boddice MBE, all of whom are top performers and educationalists. During her years as a student Rebecca has had the opportunity to perform in numerous ensembles, such as the RCS Symphony Orchestra and the Conservatoire Brass 10 piece group, and perform as a soloist. In 2018 she had the honour of performing the Horovitz Trumpet Concerto with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. She has been awarded 1st place in the Governor's Recital Prize for Brass at RCS in 2018. She has won the David James Prize for Brass in 2015 and in 2018 with 2 of her brass quintets and reached the final of the Governor's Prize for Chamber Music in 2018 with Aura Brass. Her undergraduate course allowed her the privilege of working alongside the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera after winning apprenticeship schemes through a series of auditions. She has since gone on to work with all of these orchestras on a freelance basis while she continues studying in Glasgow. She is looking forward to beginning her second year of study for her masters degree where she will be generously supported by Help Musicians UK and the RCS.