Roger Cutts

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Professor of Trombone


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Tutor in Trombone

Roger Cutts took up the Trombone aged 8, and played in local ensembles of Barnet, London until he joined the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at age 16. This included performances of Richard Strauss’ “Alpine Symphony”, Messiaen’s “Turangalila” Symphony, and Schoenberg’s “Gurrelieder”.

In 1987 Roger studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Peter Gane, Dudley Bright, Eric Crees, and Simon Wills, achieving an AGSM. He subsequently became 2nd Trombone job with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 1992, and became Principal of HKPO in 1995, teaching at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, and the Hong Kong University. In 1996 he took up his current position as Principal Trombone with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, and teaches at both the Senior and Junior departments of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as well as RNCM. As well as playing chamber muscic with the Welsh Brass Consort (quintet fromWNO), he has played as a guest with BBC National Ochestra of Wales, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, ENO, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.