David Childs is regarded as one of the finest brass musicians of his generation and leads the way for euphonium players worldwide. David tours extensively performing in Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Japan, Hong Kong, Europe and the U.S.A. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Philharmonic, and DCINY Symphony and in a range of world class events and venues such as the Singapore International Festival, Wigmore Hall, Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, New York’s Lincoln Center and London’s Royal Albert Hall. David also regularly records as a solo artist for radio, television and commercial disc.
David is an Associate of the Royal College of Music London; a Professor at both the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and the Birmingham Conservatoire; an Artist for the Buffet Group Besson, Alliance and Reunion Blues; and is Director of Prima Vista Musikk publishing house. He is also a founder member of the highly successful brass quartet Eminence Brass and Artistic Director of Wales’ premiere wind orchestra Cardiff Symphonic Winds.
As a keen advocate of new music David has premièred ten concerti for euphonium including a Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms broadcast of Alun Hoddinott’s, ‘Sunne Rising – The King Will Ride’, and a Carnegie Hall US première of Karl Jenkins’ Concerto for Euphonium & Orchestra. Through his own performances David continues to showcase the euphonium as a serious solo vehicle within the world of classical music.
For further information visit: www.davechilds.com
WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
“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