Fletcher Cox is a freelance trumpet player based in Sydney. He is an experienced performer in orchestral, chamber and solo settings and is a passionate music advocate and teacher.
Fletcher completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University of the Western Australia, studying under Brent Grapes and Evan Cromie. During his final year in 2015, he was the recipient of both the Wesley Mission Scholarship and the VOSE Memorial Prize for his performance of the Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto. Then moving to Melbourne in 2016, Fletcher studied at the Australian National Academy of Music, under David Elton and Tristram Williams. Whilst there, he worked with an extensive list of artists to hone his craft and develop his performance skills. He appeared in many concerts, including side-by-side performances with both the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Australian World Orchestra in principal positions. Fletcher was also a member of the winning ensemble for the 2016 Chamber Competition and is a founding member of Golden Gate Brass.
As a freelance musician, Fletcher has appeared in numerous ensembles around Australia. He was recently on contract with West Australian Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Trumpet and works regularly with the Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmanian Orchestras. Fletcher was also an artist at the Canberra International Music Festival in 2018 and is a founding member of Golden Gate Brass.
As an educator, Fletcher has had extensive experience, having worked as a private tutor since 2013 in both Perth and Melbourne. He has also worked in many private schools around Perth, including Christ Church Grammar School, Trinity College, Methodist Ladies' College and the Perth Waldorf School, as well as in a tutoring role at John XXIII College. Fletcher is a passionate educator with a desire to see students become well rounded and capable musicians.