Adam Woolf - trombone player, teacher...
Bmus Hons | LRAM | ARAM


TEACHING -lessons & workshops


PERFORMANCE - Including sound clips

Sackbut Tutor-Book & Free Score downloads!


Solo CD

Duo Seraphim - 20 Heavenly Duets for Trombones


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Performance - 'Woolf again impresses the listener with impeccable intonation coupled with virtuosic technique, always with suave phrasing' Historic Brass Society

Since 1994, I have built up an international performing career which consists of working with many different ensembles on a wide range of projects. I've been lucky enough to play with some of the best groups and individuals in the world, each and every one of them doing 'their thing' in 'their way' and providing new experiences and influences all the time. Some of these groups I am an official member of, and others I play with on a more 'freelance' arrangement. This page features links to, and information about my own ensembles.


Based in Holland and specialising in rare, virtuosic small-scale works from the mid-late 17th-century.

Listen to Caecilia-Concert

with the Caecilia-Concert I've also had the chance to record solo works for the sackbut such as Cesare's La Hieronyma and Rognoni solo divisions.



His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts
The UK's pioneering early brass ensemble. HMSC gives concerts world-wide and records regularly on its own record label sfz.


Listen to HMSC

HMSC video clip - Castello

HMSC video clip - The King's Singers



Mardi Brass
One of the UK's most pro-active modern brass quintets. Currently in the middle of a four CD recording project entitled "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue" which features bespoke arrangements and commissions. Listen to extracts from 'Something Old' and 'Something New'. Something Borrowed was also recently released. Plans for the near future include the release of 'Hark!', a CD of brand new arrangements for choir and brass by myself and Edward Maxwell.



The Gonzaga Band
A small-scale ensemble with whom I have explored my earliest repertoire including 15th-century playing techniques and ornamentation.

Listen to the Gonzaga Band



Based in Antwerp, Belgium, Oltremontano performs programmes of all sizes and styles. Notable recent projects include a CD recording of the music of Lambert de Sayve and participation in the contemporary ballet production VSPRS which toured Europe and Asia 2006 & 2007 as well as concerts and workshops in the USA. Listen to Oltremontano

Click HERE to listen to an excerpt from Laetatus Sum as arranged by Fabrizio Cassol for the VSPRS ballet. As well as Oltremontano (2 cornetti, 2 sackbuts for this project), other featured musicians include violinist Tcha Limburger and Aka Moon. Those familiar with Monteverdi's original 1610 setting - brace yourselves! Another excerpt from the show - Fabrizio Cassol's setting of Ave Maris Stella featured more improvising, of a slightly more laid-back nature!



QuintEssential Sackbut & Cornett Ensemble
London based early brass ensemble which covers a wide range of styles from 16th and 17th-century Europe. Listen to QuintEssential


English Baroque Soloists / Orchestre Revolutionnarie et Romantique
The period-instrument orchestras of Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Since 2000 I've been principal trombone here, which has included CD and DVD recordings of all the Bach Cantatas, Berlioz Les Troyens and the Orchestral and Choral works of Brahms.