Luciano de Luca is an outstanding euphonium soloist from Italy. He is principal euphonium of the Italian Brass Band and plays in the National Police Wind Orchestra of Italy. Luciano began studying euphonium at the age of four, at first with his father. In 2006 he completed his euphonium studies with Steven Mead at the Higher Institute of Band Studies in Trento, obtaining a higher degree. He also studied trombone at the St. Cecilia Conservatory of Music in Rome with Vincenzo Tiso as his teacher,
Robert Miller has established himself as one of Canada’s leading euphonium soloists, and has held positions as Principal Euphonium and soloist with many of Canada’s finest brass ensembles. Currently the Solo Euphonium with Canada’s premier professional brass band, the Hannaford Street Silver Band, Mr. Miller is also Principal Euphonium of the Salvation Army Mississauga Temple Band, and the Weston Silver Band, of which he is Associate Conductor. He has maintained a busy private euphonium studio for many years,
James Stretton studied trumpet at Trinity College of Music and with James Austin in Houston, Texas, and has performed with many leading British orchestras. He has toured widely with the Royal Shakespeare Company and also works extensively as a music examiner for Trinity College, London. Formerly he was Head of Instrumental Music at Harrogate Ladies’ College. With the trumpet he has enjoyed a chameleon-like career playing with symphony orchestras, pop bands, brass bands, early music ensembles and big bands.
Mauro António Martins is a phenomenal young euphonium player from Portugal. He first found his passion for music playing in Symphonic Bands and at the age of 15 he joined EPABI – The Professional School of Arts in Covilhã, where he studied the euphonium with teachers Nuno Machado, Ricardo Antão and Luís Oliveira amongst others. He later went on to study with Sérgio Carolino and Ricardo Antão at the School of Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE) in Porto.
Misa Mead (previously Misa Akahoshi) is an internationally renowned euphonium soloist. Her performing career takes her all around the world. Misa was born in the city of Kumamoto, in the south west of Japan. She graduated from Tokyo College of Music in 2008. At both high school and university she was a scholarship student. She has long favoured Denis Wick mouthpieces and is a great advocate for them.
She has won many international accolades,
Steven Mead is widely regarded as one of the most successful professional euphonium soloists in the world today, performing over 75 concerts per year with some of the leading orchestras, wind bands and brass bands in the world. In recent years he has played solo concerti with symphony orchestras, including: Germany (Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra) Norway (Trondheim Symphony Orchestra) , Finland (Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Helsinki Philharmonic), Poland (Capella Cracoviensis), USA (Minneapolis Pops Orchestra) and the Japan Chamber OrchestraSteven has also appeared as soloist with many of the leading military bands in the world including Band of the Garde Republicaine (Paris,
Velvet Brown is professor of tuba and euphonium at Penn State. Prior to joining the faculty in 2003, she taught at Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and Ball State University (Indiana), and served as an associate director of University Bands at Boston University.
She enjoys a professional career as an international soloist, chamber ensemble performer, recording artist, conductor, and orchestral player. She has made regular appearances throughout Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Finland, France,
One of today’s most wide-ranging instrumentalists, Scott Robinson has been heard on tenor sax with Buck Clayton’s band, on trumpet with Lionel Hampton’s quintet, on alto clarinet with Paquito D’Rivera’s clarinet quartet, and on bass sax with the New York City Opera. On these and other instruments including theremin and ophicleide, he has been heard with a cross-section of jazz’s greats representing nearly every imaginable style of the music, from Braff to Braxton. Scott has been heard numerous times on film,
With his solo playing described as being “remarkable for both its solid power and its delicacy” and his orchestral playing praised as “a rock-solid foundation”, Aaron Tindall is the principal tubist of the Sarasota Orchestra and the associate professor of tuba and euphonium at the Frost School of Music – University of Miami. In the summers he teaches at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC, where he also serves as Principal Tuba with the EMF Festival Orchestra under the direction of Gerard Schwarz.