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Luke Gilbert

Luke Gilbert began learning the trombone at an early age having been inspired by his late grandfather, the renowned musician Dennis Chalk BEM. It was this inspiration that led him to achieve a place to study at the Junior Royal College of Music with David Whitson and then subsequently at the Royal Northern College of Music with Chris Houlding, Les Storey and Adrian Morris. Following this he returned to the Royal College of Music as a postgraduate student to complete his studies with the eminent bass trombonist Bob Hughes. Since embarking on a successful and productive freelance career, Luke has performed with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, BBC NOW, BBC Philharmonic and English National Ballet. He has made recordings for radio and film and has worked with well known artists such as Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson and has also played for Her Majesty the Queen. Luke is currently trombone tutor at Millfield, Dean Close, Clifton College and Wellington School.