Dr Desbruslais is a trumpet soloist and musicologist, with active research interests in music theory, analysis, and performance studies.
He is author of The Music and Music Theory of Paul Hindemith (Boydell & Brewer), and was the first British scholar to publish in the Russian Journal of Music Theory.
In performance, Dr Desbruslais has an international profile which includes critically-acclaimed recordings.
In particular, he works with composers to commission new works, epitomised by his albums for Signum Classics, Psalm: Contemporary British Trumpet Concertos and The Art of Dancing. He also performs with many leading baroque ensembles using the natural trumpet.