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Bruce Hellmers


Examiner Number: 1058

Bruce Hellmers has been a member of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra for 30 years and can be heard playing principal trumpet on many of Opera Australia’s CD’s and DVD’s as well as on ABC Radio broadcasts over that time. Prior to this, he toured Europe with the SSO in 1974, toured Germany and Austria with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London in 1979 and performed in many UK festivals with that orchestra including Edinburgh in 1980. He was also principal trumpet with the State Orchestra of Victoria in the mid 70s.

He studied trumpet with Lawrence Elam, Gordon Webb and with Howard Snell in London.

Bruce teaches at The Scots College in Sydney and at the Conservatorium of Music as well as being involved in chamber music with Opera Australia Brass. He is a member of the Australian Trumpet and International Trumpet guilds.

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