David Quinlan

Software Engineer, Geek, Trumpet, Interested in Cooking, Photography, Skiing, Running, Yoga, various other things. CTO meetingrooms.com

Soprano Cornet: Regent Brass

Trumpet: City of London Symphonic Winds, North London Symphony Orchestra

Fontebussi Tuscan Fitness

Fontebussi Tuscan Fitness Holiday

This year for our summer holiday Mrs Q and I decided to split our holiday between two destinations.  Both of us practice Yoga so we thought it would be a good time to go on a Yoga / Fitness break.  After some searches on the web Mrs Q found a company that offered short term fitness breaks including Yoga in Tuscany.  As neither of us had visited Tuscany before, this was a good opportunity for us to experience it’s food,…

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Out of the Ashes Epiphoni Consort

Out of the Ashes – Epiphoni Consort – Islington Proms

A programme of music and readings marking the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. Part of the Islington Proms season.  The programme features music by Morley, Byrd, Purcell, Haydn, Mozart, Bainton, Bairstow and Parry.  Excerpts from the diary entries of Samuel Pepys and poetry extracts from Dryden and others.  The singers will be joined by The Epiphoni Players in orchestrated arrangements of works by Purcell, Mozart, Haydn and Parry, including the latter’s I Was Glad. 7:30 pm, Saturday,…

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The Battle of the Somme Lewisham Broadway Theatre

On Friday 30th September the Lewisham Local History and Archive centre will be presenting the iconic 1916 silent film The Battle of the Somme with live orchestra playing a modern score in the Broadway Theatre, Lewisham. This event is being presented as part of the Somme100 FILM project to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of The Somme.  The film will be accompanied by The Angel Orchestra conducted by Peter Fender.  I am really excited to be part of this…

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Prudential Ride London

Prudential Ride London 2016

This year I won a place in the ballot to ride in the Prudential Ride London 100 mile bike ride.  Having previously participated in the London to Brighton rides on my Marin Nail Trail, for this ride I thought it would be much better and more comfortable to purchase a proper road bike.  After some research and online browsing I chose an entry level Chris Boardman bike from local Halfords, quite a bargain too as it was on sale, being last years…

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Kolbuszowa Folk Museum Poland

Folk Museum Kolbuszowa – Poland

In July of this year I went on a long weekend concert trip with Regent Brass to attend the Summer Trumpet School at Kolbuszowa in Poland.  During our time off between rehearsals, mixing with the students and staff at the summer school, concerts.. and the odd trip to sample the local beer (and homemade vodkas), we were given a tour of a local attraction, the Folk Museum. The weather was changeable that morning (sunny, cloudy, rainy, thunder showers..), but it…

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Recording Session for Helen Power’s Debut Album

On Saturday 27th I had the pleasure of spending some time in the studio to record some trumpet lines for Mrs Q’s debut album.  After much delaying, Helen has finally got around to kicking off this project big time.  I am not going to spoil anything by revealing much about the album content, that wouldn’t be fair, you can probably guess if you know Mrs Q’s vocals, that they will be impeccable, and there will be a fair chunk of…

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Concert For Europe - St Sepulchre - July 30th 2016

Concert For Europe – Beethoven 9th Symphony

I am very pleased to get the opportunity to play Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at forthcoming “Concert For Europe” concert in St Sepulchre Church on July 30th. The Orchestra and Choir will meet up for first time on the morning of the concert to rehearse this work, culminating with an evening concert. In the spirit of unity and celebrating all that is good in Europe, professional and amateur players and singers are coming together for a special performance of Beethoven’s Symphony…

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Adoramus Orchestra – Summer Love Classics

I will be performing with Adoramus Orchestra on June 25th for their summer concert of Classics from Operas, Shows and TV illustrating love both Human and Divine. Saturday 25th June 2016, 7:30pm at Emmanuel Church, Northwood Programme includes: Seasons of Love from Rent Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof The Thorn Birds Theme by Mancini Pavane by Gabriel Faure Finale Act III from The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman by Offenbach Surely, He has borne our griefs…

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North London Symphony Orchestra Summer 2016

The North London Symphony Orchestra return to The United Reform Church in Palmers Green to present a program of Beethoven and Brahms.  Our soloist in Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 is Robert Bridge, who has been soloist with the orchestra on many occasions.  Robert Max will be musical director of the orchestra for the first time.   Program: Beethoven Egmont Overture Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 Beethoven Symphony No 3 “Eroica” Venue:

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