This Day in History: 1944-12-18

Crispian Steele-Perkins, British trumpeter, at 14 member of the National Youth Orch (1958), became orchestra trumpeter at 21 (but with difficult relationship with conductor), resigned but immediately hired to work in the English National Opera Orch (1966-74), joined the Gabrieli Brass Ensemble (1976-84), studio player from 1980s through early 1990s, performed with the King’s Consort (1985-2009), Academy of Ancient Music, and many other famous early music groups, recorded most of the baroque trumpet repertory, published book, Trumpet, presented hundreds of lecture-recitals, received the Monk Award from the Historic Brass Society in 2004, born in Exeter, England.