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About the Podcast

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Welcome to Musical Roots: a classical music podcast hosted by international trumpet soloist Matilda Lloyd. Hear from guests from every corner of the industry about their musical journeys, from successes to challenges, and discover how they got to where they are today.


Guests include performers, composers, conductors, agents, artistic directors, people who work in music education, radio and TV, PR, the record industry, music magazines, orchestral staff and more!


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Meet your Host


Matilda Lloyd is one of the leading young trumpet stars of her generation. Represented by HarrisonParrott, Matilda performs with top orchestras around the world and also collaborates regularly in duos and chamber music.

Matilda won the Eric Aubier International Trumpet Competition in 2017 and the BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass Final in 2014, which led to her solo debut at the BBC Proms two years later with the BBC Philharmonic. Matilda was one of ClassicFM's '30 under 30' Rising Stars in 2023 and has just been nominated as an ECHO Rising Star in the 2024/2025 season, performing on some of Europe's most prestigious stages.

Her latest CD 'Casta Diva' - a disc of operatic arias and variations with the Britten Sinfonia and Rumon Gamba for Chandos Records - was BBC Music Magazine's Recording of the Month in June 2023, garnering a 5 star review: “an album full of delights… Lloyd plays with intense expression and immense warmth.” 

Music education and the wellbeing of musicians are very important to Matilda. She is a London Mozart Players’ Education Ambassador and gives regular masterclasses and talks in the UK and abroad, including at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Minneapolis in June 2023.

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