Introducing Jason Lewis - Section Leader Trumpet

We are excited to welcome Jason Lewis to the CBSO as our new Section Leader Trumpet - look out for him at the BBC Proms this evening!

Jason Lewis completed his undergraduate degree at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, studying under Philippe Schartz and gaining a First Class Honours. He then went on to complete a Master of Arts degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London.  Jason is the current Associate Principal Trumpet with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, having previously held the position of Principal Trumpet with Orchestra of Scottish Opera until 2019.

Jason Lewis.

Alongside his position at RSNO and busy freelance career, he has recently trialed for the position of Principal Trumpet in the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Opera House and English National Opera. Sub-Principal trials include Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and others.  Jason also successfully auditioned for the European Union Youth Orchestra for three years, and in 2015 gained a position in the Verbier Festival Orchestra.

By the age of eleven Jason was a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Wales. At the age of thirteen he passed Grade 8 on both cornet and trumpet with distinction, and at fourteen he successfully auditioned for a place on the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, and gained a place on the prestigious LSO Academy studying under Rod Franks and James Watson.

Before starting his job in Orchestra of Scottish Opera, Jason had been working as a freelance trumpet player with orchestras such as; BBC NOW, Welsh National Opera, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Or- chestra, Ulster Orchestra, CBSO, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Jason’s first day with the Orchestra will be Tuesday 29 November ahead of the performance of Street Music: Stravinsky, Ellington & Rota on Thursday 1 December conducted by Kevin John Edusei.

Find out more about our BBC Proms performance on Monday 25 July here.