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Programs: Brass

Kenneth Amis

World-renowned composer-performer Kenneth Amis enjoys an international career of high acclaim. Amis began his musical exploits in his home country of Bermuda. He started playing the piano at a young age and upon entering high school took up the tuba and developed an interest in performing and writing music. A Suite for Bass Tuba, composed when […]

Terry Everson

Hailed by the Boston Globe for his “dazzling, clarion brightness with elegant edges,” and in the Boston Musical Intelligencer for “virtuosity and musicality that was simply stunning,” trumpeter Terry Everson is an internationally renowned soloist, educator, composer/arranger, conductor, and church musician. He first gained international attention in 1988, winning (on consecutive days) both the Baroque/Classical and 20th Century categories […]

Gabriel Langfur Rice

Gabriel Langfur Rice is bass trombonist of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Vermont Symphony Orchestras and an Associate Artist with the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass. His diverse performing career has taken him to virtually all of the professional orchestras and theaters in New England, the Naples (FL) Philharmonic and Alabama and Spokane (WA) Symphonies, […]

Don Lucas

Don Lucas, a native of Falls Church, Virginia, USA, received his BM and MM from Texas Tech University, and was awarded the Premiere Prix and Advanced Solo Studies Diploma from the Guildhall School of Music in London as a Fulbright Scholar.  Don engaged in additional studies at North Texas State University, Berklee College of Music, University of […]

Toby Oft

In September 2008, Music Director James Levine appointed Toby Oft as the 12th Principal Trombone of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since its founding in 1881. The son of music educators, he was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He started playing trombone with his father Michael Oft at the age of 6 and began study […]

Mike Roylance

Mike W. Roylance became the tubist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2003 Tanglewood season. Mr. Roylance attended the University of Miami and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. At Rollins College, he served on the faculty, conducting the brass ensemble and directing the […]

Eric Ruske

Horn soloist Eric Ruske has established himself as an artist of international acclaim. Named Associate Principal Horn of The Cleveland Orchestra at the age of 20, he also toured and recorded extensively during his six-year tenure as hornist of the Empire Brass Quintet. His impressive solo career began when he won the 1986 Young Concert […]