Chloë Abbott

Chloë Abbott started playing the cornet at the age of eight, and grew up surrounded by the Cornish Brass Band tradition. In 2005 she joined the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, later becoming co-principal cornet. She moved to London to begin her studies at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and changed her focus from the cornet to the trumpet. Chloë is now studying for a Master’s degree at the Guildhall School with Paul Beniston, John Kenny, Steve Keavy and Will O’Sullivan. She has played in masterclasses with Thierry Caens, Alison Balsom and Tine Thing Helseth. Whilst at Guildhall Chloë has played on numerous occasions with Guildhall Symphony Orchestra, Guildhall Chamber Orchestra and Guildhall Baroque Orchestra. 2013 and 2014 saw Chloë compete as a finalist in Guildhalls Armourers and Brasiers competition.

Alongside her studies Chloë has played with many orchestras including the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, Endellion Festival Orchestras and the LSO on-track orchestra, as well as educational work with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

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