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.

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


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.