Malcolm Weale was born in London and educated in Hemel Hempstead. In 1965, he entered the Royal Academy of Music in London to study the pianoforte and trumpet, graduating in 1968 and obtaining the GRSM (London), as well as the LRAM, ARCM and LGSM diplomas. His debut as an orchestral player was with the London Symphony Orchestra at the age of 21, the youngest player ever to have played with this world-famous orchestra. He was appointed principal trumpet with the Bolshoi Ballet Orchestra, later being appointed to a similar position with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Working with all the London Orchestras, he records and appears on television frequently with such artists as Fon Ts’ong, Vladimar Ashkenazy, Edward Heath (former Prime Minister), also the late Sir William Walton and Emil Giles. In 1979 he recorded the Manfredini Double Trumpet Concerto for EMI. In the same year, he was appointed examiner to the Associated Board and London University, then in 1983, was appointed Professor of Music with the Ministry of Defence.
He appears in several publications, including International Who’s Who in Music and adjudicated at all the leading festivals. Recent engagements include masterclasses at the Royal Northern College of Music, the release of Haydn’s Concerto for two trumpets and organ, with Marie-Claire Alain (Erato), and his conducting debuts at the Royal Festival Hall and Royal Albert hall, London.