Born in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, the trumpeter Robert Vanryne became a finalist at the age of fifteen in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition. After completing a music degree at Royal Holloway College he continued his studies on the trumpet as a postgraduate at the Royal College of Music with Michael Laird.
He has both performed and recorded regularly with Europe’s leading period instrument ensembles as well as with modern orchestras throughout the United Kingdom. He is also an instrument maker, specialising in the reproduction of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century trumpets which are currently played by many of the world’s leading musicians. With the Kölner Akademie under the direction of Michael Alexander Willens he has recorded previously unrecorded pieces for early chromatic trumpet, including works composed for various types of valve-trumpet, keyed-trumpet and cornet. Recorded exclusively on historical instruments, either built or renovated in his own workshop, the recording features unusual works by Giuseppe Verdi, Leopold Kozeluch and Conradin Kreutzer.