Not your regular orchestra player (2)

Not your regular orchestra player (2)


norman lebrecht

December 16, 2016

Say hello to Jon Dante, principal trumpet of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, presently guest principal in Shanghai.

Jon, an old friend of, found this message in his mailbox this morning:

I want to say thank you for showing that even people of badass seemingly unsophisticated nature (tattoos, skateboarding, motorcycling &c) CAN STILL KICK ASS IN THE CLASSICAL FIELD.

The first not-your-regular portait can be seen here. Keep the pictures coming in.


  • Christian Schioeler says:

    Singapore SO, that is!

  • Mr Oakmountain says:

    Hope there are also oboe, viola and harp payers with tatoos. It’s starting to look as if it was brass only, and we tend to have reputation for being unruly anyway ….