Ryan Linham graduated in 2014 with First Class Honours as a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, London. He was appointed the trumpet position in the New European Ensemble (Den Haag) that year, and has begun to forge a successful freelance career in the UK, performing as guest Principal trumpet with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Additionally he has performed as an extra with the London Concert Orchestra, English National Opera and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. He has also held trials for the Principal Trumpet positions in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In-keeping with his position in the NEuE, Ryan has appeared with new music ensembles such as London Sinfonietta and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
Ryan is an active educator and composer/arranger, and the manager of the Symphonic Brass Ensemble Kensington Brass. Highly passionate about Brass chamber music, Ryan has been a member of many ensembles, and is also currently the resident arranger for 3 groups and a residential course The Brass Academy. A selection of his music is available through Warwick Music Publishers and Superbrass Publishing. He regularly plays with renowned London-based Onyx Brass Quintet, and has also appeared with Superbrass.
Ryan is currently teaching Trumpet at Aldro Boy’s Preparatory School and Charterhouse School in Surrey. He also coaches for the National Children’s Orchestra and The Brass Academy courses.