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Byron Fulcher


Principal Trombone

Byron Fulcher is the principal trombonist of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. Byron made his BBC Proms solo debut playing the virtuosic masterpiece Sequenza V by Berio in 2012.

Portrait of Byron Fulcher

Other solo performances have included the British premieres of Gyorgy Ranki’s Tales of Father Goose and Marco Stroppa’s From Needle’s Eye and the world premiere of Dai Fujikura’s K’s Ocean as well as concertos by Jacob, David, Grondahl and Bourgeois.

Byron has recorded Mahler’s Symphony No 3 with the Philharmonia with both Ben Zander and Lorin Maazel conducting. He has performed at the International Trombone Festival in Helsinki 2002 and Birmingham 2006 and been invited to judge ITA competitions on several occasions.

Byron has performed with all the London orchestras and is a regular guest with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He can also be heard on the soundtrack of many films including GladiatorLord of the RingsPirates of the Caribbean: At World’s EndHarry Potter: The Order of the PhoenixHarry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Byron is also a member of London Brass, performing trombone and euphonium on the album Surprise, and teaches at the Royal College of Music.

The Principal Trombone Chair is endowed by the National Friends Council.

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