LSO has new principal trumpet and celloNews
James Fountain has been appointed Principal Trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra, in place of David Elton, who has joined the Sydney Symphony (and won’t be playing any time soon). Elton held the seat since 2017. Fountain moves over from the London Philharmonic. It’s the time of year for musical chairs again.
We hear also that David Cohen has been offered the principal cello seat, vacated by Tim Hugh. The LSO have yet to confirm this.
Cohen is former principal of the Philharmonia Orchestra and widower of the late Corinne Chapelle. It has not yet been confirmed that he has accepted the offer.