Ryan Linham graduated in 2014 with First Class Honours as a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music. 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, playing with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Sinfonietta, English National Opera and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. He has also held trials for the Principal Trumpet position in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Ryan performed his first BBC Proms concert as Principal Trumpet of the Britten-Pears Aldeburgh World Orchestra in 2012 under Sir Mark Elder.
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 successful ensembles, and is also currently the resident arranger for 3 groups and a residential course ‘The Brass Academy’. Some of his music is available through Warwick Music Publishers. He also regularly plays with renowned London-based Onyx Brass Quintet.
As a soloist, Ryan won the RCM Brass Solo ‘Brodie’ Prize and Trumpet Prize in both 2013 and 2014, and won the overall College concerto competition in 2012, performing the Peter Maxwell-Davies with the RCM New Perspectives Symphony Orchestra. At graduation, he was awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Silver Medal for outstanding achievement and services to the RCM, after which Ryan was made a Yeoman of the Company, being invited to perform both solo and outreach programmes for them.