David Gordon-Shute - Tuba
Tuba of Onyx Brass Quintet, Principal Tuba in the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, the Orchestra for Birmingham Royal Ballet and Head of Brass at Eton College
A founder member of the groundbreaking Onyx Brass Quintet, David is Principal Tuba in the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, the Orchestra for Birmingham Royal Ballet, and Head of Brass at Eton College.
David trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music. Through the fantastic experiences of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the European Union Youth Orchestra came a passion for music: both playing and teaching.
Regularly freelancing with the major London orchestras including the LSO, RPO, LPO, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the BBC Orchestras, David has enjoyed playing on various soundtracks including The Two Towers and Zero Dark Thirty.
He has been the tuba teacher at Eton College since 2001, receiving a promotion in 2009 to Head of Brass.
In addition, he has coached the tuba section of the NYO, the brass section of the Herts County Youth Orchestra and given masterclasses all over the world with Onyx Brass including the Juilliard School in New York.
Listen to David playing some of his own arrangements on this recording by Onyx Brass here