Alan Thomas

is a former Principal Trumpet of both the BBC Symphony Orchestra and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under conductors Sakari Oramo and Andris Nelsons. He is also a member of two of the country’s leading brass chamber groups in Onyx Brass and Septura Brass Septet.

He is currently Principal Trumpet of the London Mozart Players and has played on countless movie soundtracks.

Alan is a Trumpet Professor at the Royal College of Music and Trumpet Tutor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and is also Trumpet Tutor to the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Alan was Principal of the European Union Youth Orchestra and a winner of The Philip Jones Brass Prize, Royal Overseas League and the Shell/LSO Scholarship, where he performed the Hummel Trumpet Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra in the at The Barbican.

During the Pandemic, Alan joined Royal Air Force Music Services and is Principal Trumpet of the renowned Central Band of the Royal Air Force. During this time, he has taken part in the State Funerals of HRH Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, The Platinum Jubilee, and was in the RAF Fanfare Team in Westminster Abbey for The Coronation of King Charles III and the following Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle.