Welcome to my website, the new home to my sheet music and arrangements which have been developed over the years. Through careful collaboration with friends, students, colleagues and my own ensembles, I believe this collection has something in it for everyone. One of my main aims is to provide music in areas where it is lacking. The Grade 5-7 ability level is very difficult to programme for, and I am also concerned that most schools and departments never have a ‘perfect’ set-up of standard ten-piece or quintet. Please see my Brass Academy pieces for examples of this music. Additionally, I am more than happy to adapt anything you see on this site for different ability levels and instrumentations. Is there something here you can’t see, or a specific piece you need for your ensemble or event? Please get in touch!
Playing Ryan’s Music:
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet
London Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet/Sextet
Philharmonia Brass Ensemble
New European Ensemble Brass Trio
Royal Danish Brass (DEN)
Christchurch Brass Ensemble (NZ)
Quintabile Brass Quintet
Onyx Brass Quintet
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Royal College of Music
Trinity College of Music
King’s College School, Wimbledon
King’s High School, Warwick
National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
The Brass Academy
Ryan Linham graduated in 2014 with First Class Honours as a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, London. He was appointed the trumpet position in the New European Ensemble (Den Haag) that year, and has begun to forge a successful freelance career in the UK, performing as guest Principal trumpet with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Additionally he has performed as an extra with the London Concert Orchestra, English National Opera and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. He has also held trials for the Principal Trumpet positions in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In-keeping with his position in the NEuE, Ryan has appeared with new music ensembles such as London Sinfonietta and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
Ryan is an active educator and composer/arranger, and the manager of the Symphonic Brass Ensemble Kensington Brass. Highly passionate about Brass chamber music, Ryan has been a member of many ensembles, and is also currently the resident arranger for 3 groups and a residential course The Brass Academy. A selection of his music is available through Warwick Music Publishers and Superbrass Publishing. He regularly plays with renowned London-based Onyx Brass Quintet, and has also appeared with Superbrass.
Ryan is currently teaching Trumpet at Aldro Boy’s Preparatory School and Charterhouse School in Surrey. He also coaches for the National Children’s Orchestra and The Brass Academy courses.