The trumpet shall sound … no more (updated)

The trumpet shall sound … no more (updated)


norman lebrecht

November 01, 2011

The London Symphony Orchestra and brass players everywhere are feeling the loss of Nigel Gomm, fine trumpet player, allround good colleague, who has died after a long illness. He was 52.

Nigel Gomm

Nigel leaves a widow, LSO violinist Belinda McFarlane, and two children. The LSO website is preparing a full obituary.





Meantime, here’s a video of a brilliant masterclass the Nigel performed with Maurice Murphy, who died last year. You’ll never see a better demonstration of how to play a trumpet solo.