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Stuart Laughton

A brilliant performer, Stuart Laughton studied trumpet from an early age and by the age of 19 became one of the original members of the Canadian Brass. Leaving to attend the Curtis Institute of Music, he was then appointed principal trumpet of La Scala Opera by Claudio Abbado while still a student, spending many formative years in Milan.  Returning to Canada, Laughton quickly established a reputation as a trumpet concerto soloist and chamber musician and began to record with the Canadian Brass again. He also founded Opening Day Records in 1993 as a means of promoting Canadian music and musicians. Honored and well-regarded, the composer R. Murray Schafer dedicated his composition The Falcon's Trumpet to Mr. Laughton.

Stuart Laughton records for the Soloists of the Canadian Brass imprint