David Childs

"For a combination of style, craftsmanship and protection, there is only one choice - Reunion Blues."

David Childs has emerged as one of the finest brass soloists in the world today. He has appeared as a soloist with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru, DCINY Symphony and BBC Philharmonic; made solo appearances at the BBC Proms, Singapore International Festival, Welsh Proms, Harrogate International Festival, Cheltenham Festival, Melbourne International Festival and New York Festival; performed solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room and Bridgewater Hall; given Concerto performances at the Concertgebouw, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Symphony Hall, New Yorks Lincoln Center and Londons Royal Albert Hall; and regularly records as a solo artist for radio, television and commercial disc.

Inspired by his father Robert, David began playing the euphonium at an early age. Today he is in great demand as a soloist and educator touring regularly throughout Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Asia, and the USA. David is a former member of the world famous Cory Band and is the Professor of Euphonium at both the UKs Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and Birmingham Conservatoire.

David is a proud artist for Besson Musical Instruments and Reunion Blues. He also has a 'DC Signature' mouthpiece range with Alliance, eight solo CD releases on the Doyen Label, and a solo series with Prima Vista Musikk publishing house. Through his own unique performances David continues to lead the way for a new generation of euphonium players worldwide, cementing a place for this great instrument as a genuine solo voice within the classical world of music.

"a great ambassador for the euphonium, possessing an astonishing technique and an engaging stage presence." - The Observer

"a charismatic advocate of the euphonium, a demonstration of versatility and extrovert musicality." - The Guardian

"a serious musician dedicated to raising his instrument's profile. Childs demonstrated a superbly focused, glowing tone." - The Times

"he makes the euphonium sound as flexible and as agile as a trumpet and as smooth as the trombone played by Tommy Dorsey." - The Independent

Website: http://www.davechilds.com

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