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Gemma Riley



  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – 2nd Trombone Principal (October 2023-present)
  • English National Ballet – 2nd Trombone (September 2023-present)
  • Ulster Orchestra – Principal Trombone No.2 (2023-2024)

Orchestral Experience


  • Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (inc. euphonium & bass trumpet)
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (inc. guest principal)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • English National Opera Orchestra
  • Hallé Orchestra (inc. guest principal, euphonium, bass trumpet)
  • London Concert Orchestra
  • London Contemporary Orchestra
  • London Mozart Players (inc. guest principal)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra (inc. steirhorn)
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
  • Philharmonia Orchestra (inc. guest principal)
  • Philharmonie Luxembourg
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (inc. euphonium & bass trumpet)
  • Welsh Pops Orchestra


  • London Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future First, 2022/23
  • London Symphony Orchestra Orchestral Artistry Course, 2021/22
  • English National Opera Evolve Scheme, 2020/21
  • Britten Shostakovich Festival Orchestra Tour, 2019


  • The King & I UK Tour & West End

Education Work

  • LSO Discovery
  • LPO FUNharmonics
  • LPO Junior Artists
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra ‘Get Involved’
  • RCM Sparks
  • Solo
  • David Trombone Concertino with Holborn Community Orchestra, 2023
  • Grondahl Trombone Concerto with RCM Philharmonic Orchestra, 2021
  • Getzen Ian Bousfield Solo Competition 2021 - Top 30
  • RCM Solo Brass Competition 2021 - Winner
  • RCM Arthur Wilson Trombone Award, 2020
  • BBC Young Musician 2016 - Brass Finalist
  • NYBB Harry Mortimer 2015 - Winner


  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama – Artist Masters in Performance, Distinction: 2021-2022
  • Royal College of Music – Bachelor of Music Hons 1st Class: 2017-2021


Lindsay Shilling, Byron Fulcher, Becky Smith, Matthew Knight, Mark Templeton, Eric Crees, Peter Moore, Simon Wills, Simon Cowen.


Lindsay Shilling
Nigel Black
Mark Templeton


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Trombone, Alto Trombone, Bass Trumpet, Euphonium