Providing creative solutions for your musical project with compositions, arrangements and performance tracks.

John Hutchinson is an arranger, composer and trumpet player based in Manchester, UK. Since graduating from the Royal College of Music in 1999, he has performed at the highest level with many of the UK’s top orchestras and artists, while also in demand as an arranger and composer across multiple genres.

If you are looking for custom music commissions, performance tracks, trumpeter-for-hire or lessons, please feel free to browse this site and please do get in touch if you have any questions…

Creation

Arrangement

Arrangement is a very broad musical term that spans many elements of original composition and creativity while at the same time adhering to a strict brief using an existing piece of music as it’s reference point.  In many ways a great arrangement is as important as a great composition.

I have an incredibly varied client list including Joss Stone, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Allen Vizzutti, Central Band of the Royal Air Force, Lucky Chops, Black Dyke Brass Band, Cameron Macintosh Productions, BBC Big Band, Beth Orton, Jamiroquai, Manchester Camerata and Classic FM.

All scores and parts are prepared to the highest standards using Sibelius and Finale software, and can be delivered either electronically or printed.  Audio previews are also available for every arrangement so that conductors and performers can easily familiarise themselves with the music. Professional copying services are also offered.

Listen to some examples below:

Libertango (Alberti Brass)
Somewhere (Tim Thorpe)
Fear (Tim Thorpe)
I’m In Love (Vanessa Mae)
Camomile Street (Idiot Son)
Malaguena (Superbrass)

Please get in touch for further information or to discuss your requirements.

Composition

Music at it’s point of conception can take many forms.  I provide original compositions in printed or audio format for stage, screen, online and any media that you could require!  I use a combination of great live musicians and expert musical programmers to get the best possible results for your budget.

Recent projects have included broadcast commissions for ITV, Channel 4, Classic FM and BBC television and radio.  Commercial clients have included Audio Network, PHMG, Honda, Yamaha and Red Bull.  Concert platform commissions have been performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Lucky Chops, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, the BBC Big Band and Vanessa Mae.

All scores and parts are prepared to the highest standards using Sibelius and Finale software, and can be delivered either electronically or printed.  Audio previews are also available for every arrangement so that conductors and performers can easily familiarise themselves with the music.

Piano Prelude (Audio Network)
Optimistic Orchestral (Audio Network)
Zero Five (BBC Commission)
Childrens’ Audio Book Compilation (BK Books)
Beyond a Joke (ITV)

Please get in touch for further information or to discuss your requirements.

Production Music

As well as compositions to order, I have an extensive library of varied music that is available to license, with new tracks being added every week. From relaxed solo piano to full orchestral scores, there is sure to be a track to suit your project.

My music has already found placements in film, TV, radio, adverts and many other media settings.

The full catalogue is available to listen to and license with Songtradr or Pond5. Please visit the links below to view and listen.

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Contact me here for further information

Performance Tracks

I offer a dedicated custom backing track service. Performance or Backing Tracks have become an essential tool for musicians, ensembles and performance groups in recent years.  A fully produced backing track can be provided for any purpose and in any style with the finished product delivered to you on CD or via email as an mp3 file, and will be based on your supplied sheet music or original audio track.

I offer a range of licensing options to suit all purposes and budgets – some other track producers will offer you the track, created to your limited specifications (key and tempo only) on a limited license for one specific usage. We offer this and much more! A fully customised track, available as a complete buy out if you like.

For singers and solo instrumentalists, the big online karaoke libraries that you may find often have the standard tracks covered but will have ignored that special song.  They also can not very well accomodate changes of key, tempo, style or even complete instrumentation!

Theatre and Dance companies also find that the financial constraints on them do not always make it practical to have a fully live band for performances.  You can also really hear the difference between a backing or performance track that has been produced by a musician rather than a computer programmer…

Recent clients include Vanessa Mae, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stagecoach Performing Arts, Cameron Macintosh Productions and Superbrass. Listen to some examples of recent tracks below:

Please fill in the contact form below with your track enquiry details and I will get back to you as soon as possible with a quotation and timescale:

Trumpet

Performance

As a young performer, John Hutchinson was a member of both the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain while studying at Chetham’s School of Music.  He then went on to study at the Royal College of Music under James Watson and Malcolm Smith, where he was awarded the ‘Ernest Hall Prize for Trumpet’.

Graduating in 1999, John’s freelance trumpet career has included orchestral work with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera, the Royal Opera, London Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic.  In a commercial setting, he has also recorded and performed with Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, Joss Stone, Ronan Keating, Corinne Bailey-Rae, Vanessa Mae, Shapeshifters and Bjork along with many other international artists.

For booking enquiries or further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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with Vanessa Mae
with Cousteau
with Joss Stone
with Joss Stone
with Idiot Son

TUITION

I currently teach at Shrewsbury School as well as offering lessons, both in person and online, to trumpeters and aspiring trumpeters around the world.  Please visit my teaching page for further information or to make an enquiry.

Contact

Email: info@theaudioconcept.com

Phone: +44 (0)7958 288 402

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