John Coulton is the artistic director of the John Coulton Brass and an internationally recognised performer, educator, concert and recording artist. John is an Alumnus of the Queensland Conservatorium of music and a popular mainstay of the bustling Australian music scene.
His playing has featured on numerous recordings made for Radio and Television including music for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. His solo recordings “Sounds of Splendour” (Brass Classics label) “Sounds of Grandeur” (Tubicium Records) and John’s newest release, “Jazz Standards” have sold thousands of copies and achieved critical acclaim.
As an Orchestral musician, John has performed and toured with some of the world’s finest musicians, conductors, orchestras and ensembles including the Malaysian Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Hamburg Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra of India, Festival Ensemble Orchestra Stuttgart, Australian Ballet Company, Bolshoi Ballet Company, London Concert Orchestra, London Gabrielli Brass, Britten Sinfonia and the Philharmonia. As a soloist with orchestra, John has performed much of the popular trumpet repertoire including the concerti of Vivaldi, Haydn, Hummel, Arutunian, Neruda, Malcolm Arnold and the 2nd Brandenburg Concerto by J.S. Bach.
John's career also features a performance of the Shostakovitch Concerto for Piano and Trumpet with Nikolai Demidenko at the British Proms and a solo recital at the 2010 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Sydney. John has performed numerous times for Her Majesty the Queen and other members of the British Royal Family including the Royal Maundy Ceremony and a once in a lifetime trip to Buckingham Palace.
Now based in south east Queensland, John enjoys a busy freelance career as Soloist, Orchestral musician, Educator and Director of the John Coulton Brass. John serves on the board of the Australian Trumpet Guild and is the Australian regional representative for the Taylor Trumpets company.