Educated at the University of Durham and Guildhall School of Music, Jeremy West specialises in historic brass, most notably renaissance cornett and Victorian alto horn. Often regarded as a 'pioneer' of the cornett, he is a founder member of His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts – the leading ensemble of its kind, now over 40 years old – and Principal Wind Player with the Gabrieli Consort and Players for their early repertoire. He has more than 60 recordings to his credit and concert performances have taken him to 38 countries across five continents. Since 1991 Jeremy has run Christopher Monk Instruments for the research, development and reconstruction of all members of the cornett and serpent families. Examples of the workshop's output may be found from New York to New Zealand, Riga to Rio.