Wallace, John, Scottish trumpeter; b. Fife, April 14, 1949. He studied at King’s Coll., Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Music in London, and the Univ. of York. In 1976 he became principal trumpet in the Philharmonia Orch. in London, a position he held until 1995. During this period, he also garnered wide recognition via solo appearances with it and many other orchs. of the world. In 1986 he founded the Wallace Collection, an ensemble devoted to the performance of the vast brass repertoire. He toured widely with it, making his first visit to the U.S. in 1993. In addition to the standard literature for his instrument, Wallace has introduced various modern scores, including concertos by Sir Malcolm Arnold (1981), Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1988), and Tim Souster (1988).
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