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Richard Watkin



Positions held:

  • The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, Principal Trombone(Jan 2012 – Aug 2013)


  • English National Opera (Trial for Principal Trombone)
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Trial for Principal and 2nd Trombone)
  • The Halle (Trial for Principal Trombone)
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Trial for 2nd Trombone)
  • Philharmonia (Trial for Sub – Principal Trombone)
  • Opera North (Trial for Principal Trombone)
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (Trial for 2nd Trombone)
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Trial for 2nd Trombone)

Other Freelance Work:

  • Orchestra of Glyndebourne on Tour (Current Principal Trombone)
  • Garsington Opera Orchestra (Current Principal Trombone)
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra (Principal)
  • BBC Concert Orchestra (Principal and 2nd)
  • Philharmonia (Principal)
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Principal and 2nd)
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet Sinfonia (Principal and 2nd)
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra (Principal)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra

Training and Education:

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra Future First Scheme
  • London Symphony Orchestra Brass Academy
  • European Union Youth Orchestra
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama – BMus (2:1) (2002 – 2006)

Principle Study Professors:Eric Crees Simon Wills
Other regular tuition from:
Peter Gane John Kenny (20thC Music)


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Trombone, Alto Trombone