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    Smith, Peter

    He is a tuba player and coach born in Oldham, England, who took his musical studies at the Chetham School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.

     

    In 2004 he was a finalist in BBC’s Young Musician of the Year.

     

    After venturing out into his career as a professional musician he first work on a freelance basis which found him working with many orchestras and ensembles such as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, London Brass and the London Symphony Orchestra.

     

    At the same time he was in trials with the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

     

    He became a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London in 2008 where he currently works as Principal Tuba.  He is also co-founder of the Alberti Brass Quintet and the Philharmonia Brass, with whom he performed at Worcester’s Three Choirs Festival.

     

    Recently he appeared in Leicester with the Bardi Symphony Orchestra and the Ladies of the Leicestershire Chorale where he was the soloist in a performance of “ Tuba Concerto in F Minor” by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

     

    The composer Timothy Bowers wrote his Sonata for Tuba and Piano in 2006 for Peter, which he premiered with Jennifer Miles that same year.

     

    Recordings he appears on include Tangent by Trish Clowes.

     

    In the field of musical education he is a tuba coach for members of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.albertibrass.com/peter-smith-tuba
    2. http://www.chethams.com/study/music/notable-alumni
    3. http://www.londonbrass.net/articlesdetails.php?id=2
    4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/youngmusician/history/finalists.shtml
    5. http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/orchestra/players/tubas/peter_smith/
    6. http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/thesoundexchange/make_music/samples/library/tuba/
    7. http://www.demontforthall.co.uk/events/events.php/2010/552/bardi-symphony-orchestra/
    8. http://homepage.mac.com/john_fletcher/2010.html
    9. http://www.3choirs.org/2011-worcester/artists/philharmonia-brass.html
    10. http://www.chameleon-concert-artists.co.uk/artistdetail/index/artist_url/8
    11. http://www.free-scores.com/boutique/boutique-uk-v.php?CATEGORIE=190&dvd=1
    12. http://www.bashorecords.com/trish.htm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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