Matilda Lloyd is a young British trumpet player who has already established herself on the classical music scene as a versatile musician with her fine lyrical sound and stylistic flair. In October 2017, aged 22, she won the Éric Aubier International Trumpet Competition in Rouen, France, and in spring 2019, she will make her international debut with a tour of France with the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen. Matilda gave her BBC Proms Solo debut in July 2016, performing with the BBC Philharmonic under the baton of Alpesh Chauhan at the Royal Albert Hall. She also performed live on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune Proms Special and BBC 4’s Woman’s Hour.
As a result of winning both the BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass Final and the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award in 2014, Matilda was invited to perform twice with the BBC Concert Orchestra for BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night. She continues to regularly perform with other leading UK orchestras such as the Manchester Camerata and the London Mozart Players. Matilda also gives recitals throughout the UK at prestigious venues and festivals, including the Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and the Ryedale Festival. She is a Park Lane Group Young Artist, a Making Music UK’s Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist and a Concordia Foundation Artist.
Alongisde her success as a soloist, Matilda has gained much recognition for her orchestral playing. Matilda was the Principal Trumpet of the European Union Youth Orchestra in both 2016 and 2017, touring Europe under Bernard Haitink, Gianandrea Noseda and Vasily Petrenko. She was also Principal Trumpet of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain from 2012-14.
Matilda graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge University, with a First Class Degree in Music and as a Senior Scholar of the College. She is currently studying for her Masters Degree at the Royal Academy of Music, London, with Mark David, the Head of Brass. She has performed in masterclasses with the world’s leading trumpeters, including Håkan Hardenberger and Éric Aubier.
Musicians’ Company Award: Musicians’ Company Award 2018
Page Updated: Dec 2019