Musician. Trumpet Player. Arranger
Frank Stubbs hails from Chesterfield in Derbyshire where he started playing the Cornet in local Brass Bands, most notably Rhodian Brass.
Whilst studying at South East Derbyshire College Frank was urged to switch to the Trumpet, as there were would be more variety of playing opportunities. Around this time Frank worked in the band at ‘The American Adventure’ theme park, started touring with ‘Sounds of the Blues Brothers’ (one of the first tribute acts to the cult film) and was seen (but not heard) on the film ‘Memphis Belle’.
Frank went on to study music at Birmingham Conservatoire under the tutelage of Andy Culshaw (ex Fine Arts Brass Ensemble), John Holland and Wes Warren (both CBSO).
Since graduating from the Conservatoire Frank has played with some of the country’s leading orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, B.B.C. Philharmonic Orchestra, the English National Ballet Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan, Armonico Orchestra, Orchestra da Camera, Bach Camerata, Central England Camerata, Midland Chamber Orchestra, The Sinfonia Stellaris (formerly The Kidderminster Festival Orchestra) and The Limelight Orchestra.
Frank appears with the Corelli Orchestra on period instruments (playing on their recording of ‘The Fall of Jericho’ by William Hayes) and with Marches Baroque.
Frank also performs in Chamber Music groups too, such as a recitalist with a Trumpet and Organ/Piano duo with accompanist Darren Hogg, Sennet Brass Ensemble (with whom he recorded ‘Christmas from Worcester’ with the Worcester Cathedral Choir and Worcester Festival Choral Society) and Trumpet Inspirations which uses Trumpet and String Quartet mainly for weddings or ceremonies playing Trumpet tunes or background music of light classical/jazz. On Easter Sunday morning 2016 Frank performed as Solo Trumpet on the live B.B.C. radio broadcast from Worcester Cathedral. Frank can also be found in the ‘pit’ orchestras for shows across the Midlands and sometimes fills in with the ‘Hello Again Neil Diamond’ touring show which celebrates the life and work of Neil Diamond.
Frank has composed a book of ‘ Duets for Treble Clef Brass Instruments’ for Grades 1 and 2 standard players and makes musical arrangements for all kinds of different ensembles some of which are available from Sheet Music Plus and teaches brass performance at schools including:- King Edward VI School Aston, Old Swinford Hospital School and The Croft Preparatory School (Stratford-upon-Avon).
30.03.19 - Solihull Choral Society with Sennet Brass - Olton Priory
24.7.19 - Trumpet and Organ Lunchtime Recital with Darren Hogg - St Alphege’s Church, Solihull 1.10pm
27.07.19 - Trumpet and Organ Recital with Darren Hogg - St Peters Church, Harborne 7pm
12.10.19 - Torelli Trumpet Concerto with The Kidderminster Festival Orchestra - Kidderminster Town Hall