Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester

Philip Brown, solobasun

Basun | Messingblæsere

Philip Brown er ansat som basunist i Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester fra april 2013.

Philip Brown is american by birth, he hails from the Seattle, Washington area, where he served as Principal Trombone with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and Northwest Sinfonietta.

Brown has frequently performed with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet, and has appeared as a guest trombonist with the BBC Philharmonic, Honolulu Symphony, Oregon Symphony and New World Symphony. He has also been very active as a studio musician, having performed on over 70 soundtracks for major motion pictures, television and video games.

Brown received his primary musical training at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, studying under Raymond Premru. He completed additional graduate studies in music at the University of Minnesota and at the University of Washington, where he received a doctoral degree in music in 2007. Brown himself has taught at the University of Washington and was Assistant Professor of Trombone at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia from 2007 to 2008.

Philip Brown’s abilities as a soloist have earned him numerous awards in competition. He was named as a winner of the 2006 Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Solo Competition and Tour. In 2000, he was awarded the Twin Cities Musicians Union Prize at the Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association Solo Competition and First Prize at the Schubert Club Collegiate/Graduate Brass Competition. He has twice been a finalist at the prestigious international Zellmer—Minnesota Orchestra Trombone Competition. In 1992, as a young student in the United States, Brown was named the National Winner of the Music Teachers National Association Senior Brass Competition.