Perth-based trumpeter Fletcher Cox is currently on contract with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Trumpet. He is an experienced performer in orchestral, chamber and solo settings and is a passionate music advocate and teacher, also working as the trumpet teacher at the UWA Conservatorium of Music.
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.
As a freelance musician, Fletcher has appeared in numerous ensembles across Melbourne and Perth, as well as having worked regularly with the Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmanian and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, appearing as Guest Principal Trumpet in the latter of the two. He was also an artist at the Canberra International Music Festival in 2018.
Outside of performing, Fletcher is an avid coffee lover and enjoys travelling around the country sharing his love of music with everyone.