David Staff
Trumpet Player & Maker

Natural Trumpet Player
David is a virtuoso Trumpet and Cornetto player specialising in music from the Renaissance to Classical periods. He has performed and recorded with many of the world's leading ensembles. David has been at the forefront of the revival of the baroque trumpet. He is principal trumpet with Frans Brüggen's Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and has been since its inception in 1981.

Natural Trumpet Maker

In 2007 David became apprentice to master-craftsman Frank Tomes. In 2009 he established his own workshop and began making and selling trumpets. His instrument making combines his experiences of high-level performing, as well as practical research and years of conservatoire teaching. This approach allows him to offer instruments that combine historical accuracy with innate professional utility.

David has over thirty years of high level conservatoire teaching experience and is proud that many of his ex-students are now valued professional colleagues. He has given masterclasses and seminars worldwide.