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Luke Gilbert

Luke Gilbert began playing the trombone at an early age having been inspired by his late grandfather, the renowned musician Dennis Chalk BEM. It was this inspiration that led him to achieve a place to study at the Junior Royal Academy of Music with David Whitson and then subsequently at the Royal Northern College of Music where he studied with Chris Houlding, Les Storey and Adrian Morris. 

Upon graduating, he returned to the Royal Academy of Music as a post graduate student to complete his studies with the eminent bass trombonist Bob Muches. Since embarking on a varied and productive freelance career Luke has performed with orchestras including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and English National Ballet. He has made recordings for radio, film and television and has worked with well known artists too such as Kathryn Jenkins and Russel Watson. He has was also privileged to have played for the late HM Queen Elizabeth Il. 

Luke began working with the Bristol Ensemble in 2007 and in that time has enjoyed playing alongside friends and covering a large variety of musical styles. Luke is trombone tutor at Millfield, Dean Close, Clifton College, Wellington School and Bath Spa University and has coached on brass courses in the South West. 

Outside of music Luke enjoys a range of sports and hanging out with his family.