RPO Player Rupert Whitehead with his trombone in hand, seated and in concert attire.
© Ben Wright

Trombone

Rupert was born in Carmarthenshire, and grew up in the town of Llandeilo. Rupert moved to London in 2006 to study at the Royal College of Music and then the Royal Academy of Music for postgraduate studies. In 2017 Rupert became an Associate Member of the RPO, becoming a full member in 2022. 

He has performed professionally with most of the major symphony and opera orchestras in the UK, and further afield with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. 

In his free time, Rupert is a keen runner.

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