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Mark O'Keeffe

Instrumental and Ensemble Coaching Staff, Trumpet

Principal Trumpet, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Mark O’Keeffe has held the post of principal trumpet with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra since December 1996.

In addition to his career with the BBCSSO, he plays chamber music with Scottish based Red Note Ensemble and has been guest Principal Trumpet with the World Orchestra for Peace, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Opera House Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Halle Orchestra.

Mark was awarded a Creative Scotland bursary in 2004 for a collaborative project with Theatre Cryptic.

He teaches at the RCS Glasgow, the RNCM Manchester and was awarded a distinguished alumni of Cork School of Music in 2018.