Robert Farley
Principal Trumpet
Robert studied Baroque trumpet at the Royal College of Music, where he won several prizes including the Ernest Hall Memorial Prize. He is Principal Trumpet of The Orchestra of the Sixteen, Orpheus Britannicus, Hanover Band, Concerto Copenhagen, Carmel Bach Festival, California, and is also regular Guest Principal with Stuttgart Baroque Orchestra and Oregon Bach Festival. With these groups he has appeared as Principal Trumpet on numerous critically acclaimed recordings, including Bach’s B Minor Mass, Handel's Messiah, Coronation Anthems, and Bach's Orchestral Suites. He has been Guest Principal and soloist with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Academy of Ancient Music, English Concert, and Tafel Music, Canada.

Robert’s solo work includes a solo recording with Orpheus Britannicus and Andrew Arthur, a recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with Concerto Copenhagen, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Trumpets, Queen of the Night aria from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Handel Arias with Emma Kirkby and Bach’s Cantata BWV 51.

He is Professor of Baroque Trumpet at both The Royal Academy of Music and Trinity Laban in London, and has given international masterclasses at many of the world’s leading conservatories. He has had a number of study and solo books published, including Natural Trumpet Studies by Brass Wind Publications. Robert plays on a Baroque trumpet made for him by Matthew Parker. It is based on one made by J.L. Ehe II from Nurnberg circa 1700.