William Russell is a freelance trumpet player and educator based in London. After completing his studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Norwegian Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he founded the baroque ensemble Spiritato! in 2008. He is an active performer with period instrument groups across the UK including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. The author of www.thekeyedtrumpet.co.uk and articles for the Historic Brass Society, his edition of Daniel Purcell’s The Judgment of Paris is to be published by Prima la Musica in the near future.