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Imogen Whitehead


Imogen Whitehead is a trumpeter in demand across the UK and abroad.

In August 2023 Imogen was appointed Principal Trumpet with Britten Sinfonia. She often performs as guest Principal Trumpet with Aurora Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and English National Opera and is a regular guest player with the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. Imogen is an alumna of Southbank Sinfonia (2016) and a regular deputy for Les Misérables in the West-End.

As a soloist, Imogen has premiered numerous works including Stephen Dodgson’s Trumpet Concerto and Trinculo by Sally Beamish, commissioned for her by the Park Lane Group. Imogen has also undertaken studies with renowned soloist Tine Thing Helseth thanks to funding from the Royal Philharmonic Society.

In 2022 Imogen made her international recital debut in France and recorded Barry Mills’ new Concerto for Trumpet and Flugelhorn with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic). Having recently performed as a soloist with the Bushey and Cheltenham Symphony Orchestras, Imogen’s future solo engagements include a concert with soprano and strings at St Martin-in-the-Fields (January) and recitals in Brighton (April) and Leamington (May).

Imogen aims to champion the flugelhorn and expand its repertoire with new commissions and arrangements. Her latest commission is a piece by Charlotte Harding for solo flugelhorn, funded by the Vaughan Williams Foundation, which will be premiered in April 2024. In 2018, Imogen gave World Premiere performances of two flugelhorn concerti, written for her by Aleksandr Brusentsev (Threads, January 2018) and Leo Geyer (Somewhere In-Between, June 2018).

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