In 1980, age 20, Chris toured with the London Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Celibidache at the invitation of Denis Wick and was appointed Principal Trombone of the Orchestra of Opera North in the following year, a seat he held for twenty seven years. He has since appeared as Guest Principal with most major UK ensembles including the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic and London Brass and still plays regularly with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra,
Marvin “MoHorns” Thompson is an arranger, producer and phenomenal trombonist.
Coming from a very musical family, Marvin was exposed to the craft and approach to music on many levels. At a young age Marvin studied with the extraordinary music teacher, James Pope, under this tutelage, he was introduced to understanding of music. Marvin continued his studies under Curtis Pope, musical director for Wilson Pickett and the leader of the Midnight Movers.
Marvin’s experience as a traveling musician with the Midnight Movers provided technique with a legendary sound,
Christopher is a trombonist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist based outside of NYC, but more accurately based on the internet. He has been playing piano since he was 6 years old, trombone since he was 10, and he has been composing/arranging since he was 12.
Christopher has a Bachelor of Music for classical trombone performance from the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music in New York. While at the conservatory he studied with critically acclaimed trombonists Weston Sprott (Metropolitan Opera),
Robert Holliday is Sub-Principal Trombone with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and Guildhall School of Music & Drama during which time he won the silver medal in the Shell/LSO Scholarship and, with his trombone quartet Bone Idols, the Royal Overseas League Chamber Music Competition. He was also a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra and Foden’s Band.
For the past thirty years he has been in demand as an orchestral and chamber musician,
Slide Action are a brilliant new trombone quartet formed in 2018, whose members met as students at the Royal Academy of Music in London. The group are Huw Evans (alto and tenor), Benny Vernon (alto and tenor), Jamie Tweed (tenor) and Josh Cirtina (bass). The members of Slide Action are all professional freelance trombonists working with orchestras, bands and shows all across the United Kingdom and Europe. Josh Cirtina is also Principal Bass Trombone of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
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.
The US trombonist bringing jazz and funk to China
Terence Hsieh is a trombonist, pianist, educator, composer, arranger and bandleader from Durham, NC living and working in Beijing, China since 2012.Terrence graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory with a BA in Chinese and a BM in Jazz performance, where he primarily studied with trombone legend Robin Eubanks, but also under the tutelage of pioneers Billy Hart, Sean Jones, Marcus Belgrave and Gary Bartz.
Terence currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Blue Note Beijing Jazz Orchestra,
Wilson Wang (XuanYu Wang) is the Associate Principal Trombone of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, the Assistant President of Guangzhou Symphony Youth Orchestra and the founder of Guangzhou Low Brass Ensemble.
He is active as a recitalist, chamber musician and as an orchestral musician, and has performed frequently at the International Trombone Festival. He has been invited to give masterclasses in many cities.
Wilson is an active orchestra performer on trombone. As well as being the Associate Principal Trombone of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra,
Sun He is a trombonist/bass trombonist, originally from Beijing, China. As a performer, Mr. Sun has played with numerous ensembles around the world, include China National Symphony Orchestra, Hang Zhou Philharmonic, Guangzhou Symphony, Oak Park Symphony, the North Shore Chamber Orchestra, Logos Symphony, Lakefront Low Brass Quartet, and many others. He toured Asia with Lakefront Low Brass Quartet in 2012, and presented a series of Master Classes. Mr. Sun also held the bass trombone position with the Pennsylvania Philharmonic.