At just 22, Owen Morris, is the youngest Principal Trumpet player in an orchestra in Australia.
He’ll be performing a FREE outdoor concert with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra this Friday night to celebrate the opening of Prince George Plaza.Playford News spoke with the talented trumpeter before the big event. PN: How did you become involved in the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra?
OM: It was about two years ago I was invited to do an audition for principal trumpet in the orchestra and I was the right player on the day that they wanted. PN: What does it mean to you to be a member of the ASO?
OM: It is a real privilege to be involved in this organisation. It’s such an amazing orchestra and to be full time and in a permanent position just means that I can come to work every day and feel comfortable and play good, consistent music with the orchestra.
PN: Why did you pursue a career in music?
OM: I decided to get involved in music just because I love it. It’s so exciting to be part of a live performance and the energy that comes with live performing and being part of a big group of people all trying to achieve the same thing is just exhilarating. PN: What can the audience expect from the upcoming performance?
OM: We will be playing the Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E major, which is a beautiful piece of classical music, lots of different colours and exciting bits – soft, loud, slow, fast. It’s a beautiful piece of music and it’s probably my favourite trumpet concerto to play, so it’s going to be a real honour to be playing it in front of the Adelaide Symphony. Come join us on Friday, 6 October from 6.30pm at the Prince George Plaza, Playford Boulevard, for its official opening.