Sam Moffitt is an English trumpeter who graduated with distinction in his MA at the Royal Academy of Music in London in 2015. He has a keen interest in both modern and Baroque playing, and was taught on the modern instruments and the Baroque trumpet. At RAM, he played both principal and section trumpet with the Symphony Orchestra under Semyon Bychkov and Yan-Pascal Tortelier and Concert Orchestra under Edward Gardner, as well as playing in masterclasses with Eric Aubier, Reinhold Freidrich and Pacho Flores.
Sam joined the Academy following a brief fling with academia at Brasenose College, Oxford University, where he studied Music and graduated in June 2013. Whilst at Oxford, he played as the principal trumpet with the University Orchestra and lead trumpet with the University Big Band, as well as playing with funk and soul cover group Dott’s Funk Odyssey, and gave a number of solo recitals in various college chapels.
Since leaving RAM, Sam has been playing as guest principle trumpet with a number of orchestras, including many performances on the natural (Baroque) trumpet, and is also a chair holder in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Outside of music, Sam is a lifelong and dedicated Portsmouth Football Club fan, and an expert armchair sportsman. He captained Brasenose College’s 2nd XI cricket team as well as featuring for the 1sts on a regular occasion, and came very close to winning the College Pool League with Brasenose, only to suffer heartbreak in the final game of the season and lose the league by 1 point.
The Trumpet 2 Chair is supported by Tony Gordon-James.