Second Trumpet (1988–2011)
The LSO is deeply saddened by the recent death of LSO Trumpeter, Nigel Gomm, on Sunday 30 October 2011 at the age of 52 after a short illness.
Nigel began playing the trumpet at the age of eight, achieving Grade 8 by the age of 11. Whilst at school he travelled weekly to the Royal Academy of Music to have lessons with Sidney Ellison. He went on to study there full-time from 1978–1982, still with Sidney, but also with Bill Houghton. On leaving the RAM Nigel went straight into a career of West End shows and recording sessions, where he gained a significant reputation for his Piccolo Trumpet playing.