In Memoriam: Paul Goodchild (1960–2022)

ITG mourns the loss of Australian trumpet player, Paul Goodchild.

Paul Goodchild (PC: Chris Donaldson)

Goodchild was a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for 42 years, a group he joined at the young age of 18. He retired as Associate Principal Trumpet.

Many Australian composers wrote works for Goodchild, including Carl Vine, Ross Edwards, Barry McKimm, David Stanhope, Matthew Hindson, and Paul Stanhope.

Goodchild celebrated his 40th year with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) by performing William Lovelock's Concerto for Trumpet, a piece that incidentally was composed for former SSO Principal Trumpet John Robertson.

One of Paul’s proudest achievements was premiering Alan Holley’s Doppler’s Web with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Holley also wrote the highly challenging unaccompanied solo, Ornithologia commissioned by the Australian Trumpet Guild, which Paul premiered, to great acclaim, at the ITG's Sydney Conference in 2010,

Paul is survived by his wife, Yvette, children Morley and Alana.

(Source: Brian Evans, ITG Past President)

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