Wilfred Driscoll, tuba

Wilfred started playing the Tuba at the age of eleven in the local brass bands of Cornwall. He won numerous music festivals and held the title of Cornish Solo Champion 1997 as well as reaching the quarter-finals of Cornwall Young Musician 1998 before the age of eighteen.

Wilfred was also a member of the National Youth Brass Band and National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain, holding the position of Principal Tuba with both. He was involved in the first St Luke's Academy run by the London Symphony Orchestra, and during this intensive week he worked with the members of the brass section of the LSO.

He went to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2002 studying with Sean O'Neill, and gained his BMus in 2006. Whilst in Cardiff he played for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Welsh National Opera as well as being a founder member of Wormshead Brass and reaching the finals of the college concerto trials and the Linda Mowat Brass Prize for two years running.

He then moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Patrick Harrild, principal Tuba of the LSO. Wilfred performed with the Royal Academy of Music's Brass soloists and on their CD, Strauss: Complete Music for Brass Ensemble.

Wilfred gained his PGDip in 2008 and has since been a freelance Tuba player and brass teacher in London gaining trials with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the B.B.C Scottish Symphony Orchestra, performing with the London Symphony Orchestra as well as being the Principal Tuba with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra.

 

Performances with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra