Chris Bunn

Born in South Africa in 1985, Chris began his musical education on the trumpet, piano and violin from an early age.  Chris moved to England with his family in 1990 where he continued his musical studies.  At the age of thirteen Chris won a DfE scholarship to study at Wells Cathedral School, and was subsequently awarded a full scholarship to study with James Watson, Mark David, Bob Farley and Rod Franks at the Royal Academy of Music. 

While at the Academy, Chris performed as Principal Trumpet with the Symphony Orchestra, Concert Orchestra and various other ensembles. He also had the opportunity to work side-by-side with the London Symphony Orchestra.  He has performed with orchestras such as the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, The Orchestra of St Martin’s in the Fields, and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.  Chris was also honoured to be asked to play at the memorial service for Diana, Princess of Wales.

As a soloist Chris has performed the Haydn and Vivaldi Trumpet Concertos with various Orchestras around the country.  Throughout his career Chris has been privileged to work with a number of prominent conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Colin Davis, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Trevor Pinnock and John Eliot Gardiner.  

Chris is now a freelance trumpeter based in Shrewsbury.