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"What a great idea to bring together some of Australia’s finest musicians from all around the world. I’m looking forward to what’s sure to be a wonderful experience."

Shane Hooton


Associate Principal Trumpet – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia

Australian Hometown(s): Brisbane & Melbourne
Education: Queensland Conservatorium of Music


Shane Hooton is the Associate Principal Trumpet of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 2009. Prior to this he was the Principal Trumpet of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra for four years. Shane undertook his Bachelor of Music studies at the Queensland Conservatorium with Graham Ashton, Richard Madden, John Hoffman and Paul Rawson. He has performed as Guest Principal with all of the Australian symphony and opera/ballet orchestras.

He has also been a guest of the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in Japan, the Malaysian Philharmonic, and the Auckland Philharmonia. His international touring includes the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s USA tour in 2009, the MSO’s Europe tour in 2007 and to Europe as Principal Trumpet with both the Australian and Queensland Youth Orchestras. Shane was also a founding member of brass quintet ‘Brass On Tap’, touring extensively throughout Queensland and to Korea.

Last updated 2018