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David Whitson

David Whitson

Trombone teacher
Academic school:
Job title:
Trombone teacher
Higher qualifications:

LRAM, ARCM, ARAM

Biography:

 

On graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, David has been Principal Trombone at English National Opera for a total of 15 years. He has also worked with every orchestra in London and made recordings for numerous recording artists including Placido Domingo, Sir Cliff Richard and many others. Film work has included appearing in 'Poirot' and playing on the soundtrack, recording for movies and television-one of his favourites was playing on Wallace & Gromit's 'Loaf and Death'.

David has travelled and performed in over 47 different countries and has had a concerto written for him which he recorded with the BBC Concert Orchestra-David Gow's Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra.

Most of his time is now taken up with teaching and coaching, specifically at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music, University of Surrey, Charterhouse School, Trinity School in Croydon, Epsom College, Reigate Grammar School, Kingston Grammar School and working for The National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain, Thames Youth Orchestra and EYSM course.