Andy Callard

London Freelance Trumpet Player including London’s West End Shows and Royal National Theatre Company Since swapping to the trumpet as a university undergraduate, and subsequently as a trumpet freelancer, it has been a struggle to play the cornet with anything approaching an authentic brass band sound because of the incompatibilities between standard trumpet mouthpieces and … Continue reading “Andy Callard”

London Freelance Trumpet Player including London’s West End Shows and Royal National Theatre Company

Since swapping to the trumpet as a university undergraduate, and subsequently as a trumpet freelancer, it has been a struggle to play the cornet with anything approaching an authentic brass band sound because of the incompatibilities between standard trumpet mouthpieces and “correct” sounding cornet mouthpieces. I’ve been searching for a suitable mouthpiece for over 20 years! The Sparx 2 allows me to make the sound that I hear in my imagination without compromising my endurance. It feels so similar to a standard 1C trumpet rim that I can swap between instruments without any problems. Now I regularly run through half a dozen flashy cornet solos for a work-out. In fact, it’s hard to put it away. Well done Ted!

Andy Callard

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