Associate principal Trumpet of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Richard Madden has worked as a trumpet player in Brisbane since 1989 after being ‘’robbed’’ of the National Brass Band title in Ipswich of the same year. During this time Richard has also performed many solos, chamber and brass concerts throughout Queensland, while also taking on orchestral gigs around Australia and New Zealand. Teaching and mentoring many successful trumpet players to emerge from the fine music schools throughout Queensland has kept Richard enthusiastic about the mighty instrument known as the Trumpet.
What seems like an eternity in Brisbane has actually been the career of Richard Madden. Having had various role in various Orchestras has help Richard develop a variety of techniques learnt from many high class musicians, plus the oppressive influence of his father Glenn, also a professional Trumpet player. On the other hand having sat alongside many geniuses, this has given Richard the opportunity to annoy many up and coming stars with his sarcastic humour.