John Shaddock is a specialist Bass Trumpet player
Since 2009, John has been Sub Principal trumpet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and played Bass Trumpet in their recent productions of Wagner’s Das Rheingold and Die Walkure. John has also played the Bass Trumpet in a recording of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as well as performances with the Bournemouth and BBC Symphony Orchestras. John began his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in 1978 and has freelanced for most of his career. He was a member of the Birmingham Royal Ballet in the late 80's and principal trumpet for English Touring Opera for many years.
John also has a long relationship with members of Surrey Brass, having played alongside Surrey Brass trumpet players John Goodwin and Steve Dawes in the trumpet section of the National Youth Orchestra many years ago.