White takes Cory euphonium hot seat

Cory Band are very pleased to announce that Matthew White is their new Principal Euphonium player.

Matthew has an impressive pedigree; he attended the Chetham’s School of Music from the age of 10 and was also a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, serving as Principal Euphonium for three years, winning the Harry Mortimer and Katie Ogden Solo Awards.

He was the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Soloist of the Year in 2010 as well as the Black Dyke Young Artist of the Year, and the winner of the Solo Award at the Brass In Concert Championships, held at the Sage, Gateshead. He is also a Besson Artist who has played in many prestigious events, including BBC’s Friday Night is Music Night.

Matthew said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be the new solo euphonium player at Cory, it’s a great honor to be following on from David Childs. I will do my level best to continue the great work he has achieved with the Band.”

Bob Childs, speaking on behalf of the Band said, “Matthew is a great talent, he has had weekly lessons off both Steven Mead and David Thornton for the past 10 years. He is musically intelligent and very experienced for someone so young. I am so pleased that he has agreed to join the Band.”
Austin Davies, Cory Band Chairman, said, “This is a time of transition for the Band with both David and Bob Childs leaving. I sincerely hope that signing virtuoso euphoniumist Matthew White sends a positive message to everyone in the Banding World that Cory Band means business, and is building for continued and future success.”


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