Ryan Linham

Ryan Linham Ryan recently graduated as a Foundation Scholar from the Royal College of Music, where he won the RCM Brass Concerto competition in 2012, and the RCM Brass solo competition in both 2013 and 2014, both including the Trumpet Prize.  Ryan has recently been appointed Trumpet in the New European Ensemble. 

Ryan began music aged 6, starting with piano and a short time after taking up the trumpet and percussion. Ryan progressed through Havering Music School, Essex Music Services and The Royal Academy of Music Junior Department and has recently graduated as a Foundation Scholar from the Royal College of Music.

As well as the competitions mentioned above, Ryan has with Brass Dectet Kensington Brass won the RCM Brass Ensemble Competition in both 2012 and 2013, and progressed to the final of the Royal Overseas League Ensemble category in 2013.

Professionally, Ryan has played with the Philharmonia Orchestra, English National Opera, London Sinfonietta and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. At the RCM, performances have included 'Eine Alpensinfonie' and Bruckner's 8th under Bernard Haitink and Mahler's 5th under Lorin Maazel. In Summer 2012, he held the Principlal Trumpet seat with the Aldeburgh World Orchestra, performing at the BBC proms and Concertgebouw Amsterdam under Sir Mark Elder.

As a soloist Ryan has performed the Haydn Trumpet concerto with Havering Concert Orchestra and Redbourne Upper Orchestra, the Vivaldi Double-Trumpet concerto with the European Vacation Chamber Orchestra, and the Peter Maxwell Davies Trumpet Concerto with the RCM New Perspectives orchestra.

Ryan’s other interests include musical theatre, having played trumpet in, acted in, and been musical director totalling over 20 shows. He is also a British Ballet Organisation qualified tap dancer.

« Back to Tutors

Photos and Recordings


"The week was a terrific success for Hester Mary. She met new friends and is sad it's now over. Can't thank you and the amazing staff enough."
"The best thing about the course is that you are playing with brilliant teachers and children."
"Molly thoroughly enjoyed herself as she always does. She was particular..."
"At the Brass Academy it takes about 20 seconds to make new friends!"


If you are interested in booking or enrolling on this course, or want more information about the course, please feel free to contact us at ann@brass-academy.co.uk or by using the form below...
Thank you, your message has been sent successfully.

reset formSubmit