Ian Sankey

Trombone & Lower Brass Tutor

Ian Sankey studied trombone with John Kenny at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh before moving to London and continuing his studies with Eric Crees, Simon Wills, Emily White and John Kenny at the Guildhall School of Music And Drama.


As a soloist, Ian came 2nd in the British Trombone Society Ian Bousfield competition in 2017, was awarded Runner Up in the International Trombone Association Alto trombone competition 2017, as well as 3rd place in the Charlton House Lyrical brass competition 2018. As an orchestral player, Ian has worked with the Oxford Philharmonic and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. As a sackbut player, Ian was delighted to play with His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts as part of their 35th Birthday Concert in St. Johns Smith Square.


With a love of chamber music, Ian is part of Elysium Brass, Winners of the June Emerson Launchpad Prize, as well as being a member of Aeris Brass. Ian also works with the arts Education charity HandOf to deliver workshop project weeks for children with additional needs or from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Having graduated from Guildhall with First Class Honours, Ian has since enjoyed the variety’s of freelancing, mixing his time between performing and education work. 

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