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Geoffrey Payne - trumpet

Geoffrey Payne has been a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 1979 and has held the position of Principal Trumpet since 1986. Geoffrey's interest in brass playing developed when he attended rehearsals and performances with his father who played tuba in a brass band. It was not long before he himself was playing cornet. At the age of 12, Geoffrey swapped the cornet for the trumpet and was awarded a scholarship to Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he gained his Performer's Diploma.

In 1976, he received a scholarship to join the ABC Training Orchestra and, in the same year, was appointed to the trumpet section of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Three years later he joined the MSO.

As a soloist he has performed with the Melbourne, Adelaide, West Australian and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras as well as the Sydney Symphony. He regularly performs with Hiroyuki Iwaki's Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in Japan and his recordings include three CDs with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Trumpet Magic, Great Trumpet Concertos and Bel Canto Trumpet.

Biography reproduced from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Geoffrey Payne has appeared with the Zelman Symphony in the following concerts:

20 September 2015 - Classic Trumpet
19-20 September 2015 - Classic Trumpet


The above details were supplied by the individual performer and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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