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Christopher Barrett


Orchestral Experience as Principal Tuba
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Extra List)
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Extra List)
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales (Extra List)
  • English Chamber Orchestra
  • Royal Ballet Sinfonia
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • Bath Philharmonia
  • Oakland Symphony, San Francisco
  • Orpheus Sinfonia
  • Orchestra Da Camera
  • Orchestra of St. Paul’s
  • Curious Flights Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco

Session Work

  • London Contemporary Orchestra
  • Angel Studios - David Gray - Brass in a Gold Age
  • Rak Studios - National Theatre
  • BBC Live Lounge - Duke Dumont
  • Decca Classics - Orpheus Sinfonia
  • BBC Radio 3 - Solo Recording
  • Tuba solo recording ‘The Music of Percy Grainger’ - PTC Record Label.
  • Sigma/ Ella Henderson - 3 Beat.  #4 UK Single 2015


  • European Union Youth Orchestra (Principal 2010-2012)
  • London Philharmonic Future First Scheme
  • English National Opera Project
  • San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra – Principal 2004-2008

Chamber, Solo, New Orleans Brass Band

  • Ensemble of the Golden Bough
  • Phaze Theory ( Composer, leader and soloist
  • Cassie Kinoshi SEED Ensemble, London Jazz Festival, Mercury Prize Nominee
  • Soloist at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Diego Masson Conductor
  • Soloist opening for Bill Frisell at Tampere Jazz Festival, Finland with Sons of Kemet
  • Mak Murtik Mimika Ensemble
  • Pentagon Brass Quintet
  • The Holotropics
  • Sam and the Womp
  • Brassroots (International Tours)
  • Bootleg Brass
  • Perhaps Contraption

Education Work
Brass ensemble coaching and conducting, orchestral coaching Individual, small-group, wider opportunities and workshop experience with:

  • National Children’s Orchestra
  • London Philharmonic Education Projects
  • Masterclasses for Wellington College, Kings School Canterbury
  • Panelist for Help Musicians UK.
  • Royal Borough of Greenwich Music Hub
  • Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service
  • Conducting Orchestra, Wind and Brass Ensembles at Clovis Unified School District, California


  • Herbert Samuel Memorial Prize for Tuba Royal College of Music - Winner (2009, 2010)
  • Brass Ensemble Competition Royal College of Music - Winner (2009)
  • Martin Musical Fund Scholarship (2009)
  • Full Scholarship to Royal College of Music, London (2008)
  • San Francisco Symphony Scholarship (2008)
  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Extra List


  • Royal College of Music, London: Bachelor of Music hons, 2:1 (2008-2010)
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music BA Music Performance course (2004-2008)

Professors:  Lee Tsarmaklis, Oren Marshall, Owen Slade, Jeffrey Anderson, Mario Guarneri, Mark Lawrence.
Referee : Lee Tsarmaklis

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