Formed in 2004 at the Royal Academy of Music, Bella Tromba is an established chamber group performing extensively in the UK and abroad. Cheltenham Music Festival, South Bank’s Purcell Room and BBC Radio 3 have all featured the group. Bella Tromba have performed recitals and presented conservatoire level master classes in Europe and will perform as a featured group at the 2010 Internation Women’s Brass Conference in Toronto, Canada.
London based freelance trumpet players; the members of the Bella Tromba have the combined experience of playing for the Britten Sinfonia, the Halle Orchestra, the Royal Opera House, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Englightenment.
As Park Lane Group Young Artists the quartet is active in the performance of new works. They have commissioned and premiered works by Paul Edlin, Howard Skempton, Paul Whitmarsh and Giles Easterbrook. The Guardian describes Bella Tromba as a glamarous all-trumpet girl band, dedicated to exploring and the expanding the instrument’s potential. The support of the SPNM, Ralph Vaughan-Willams Trust and the Britten-Pears Foundation has ensured a wealth of repertoire for this distinctive ensemble.
Bella Tromba collaborates with leading artists, including players from the innovative percussion ensemble Sankorfa, with organists during a cathedral tour of Poland and in a variety of other roles.
Bella Tromba are Live Music Now Fellows and in this capacity they have initiated and developed outreach projects in Special Needs School, Day Care Centres and Pupil Referal Units. This work has been formally recognised by HRH The Prince of Wales.
Bella Tromba have a huge range of repertoire available and are able to meet most requests given sufficient notice.
“They play with ritzy sophistication” - The Guardian
"Fine things from Bella Tromba” - The Telegraph
London - Available to perform across the UK (subject to additional travel expenses).