Douglas Coleman

Douglas Coleman Doug is a freelance Trombonist and Brass Teacher. He has worked with many of the UK’s leading classical ensembles, including the Philharmonia, English National Opera, The Britten Sinfonia, the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the London Sinfonietta.  Most recently he appeared with the BBC Scottish  Symphony Orchestra at the 2012 Edinburgh International Festival. 

After attending Watford Grammar School For Boys, Doug studied at Birmingham University, receiving a B.Mus (Hons) 1st Class.  Here he was tutored in performance by Anthony Howe and Phillip Harrison of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He then undertook a Post Graduate Diploma at the Royal College of Music. Here study was taken with Byron Fulcher (Philharmonia Orchestra), Lindsay Shilling (Royal Opera House Covent Garden) and Graham Lee. Douglas graduated from the RCM receiving a PGDIP (Advanced) with distinction. Whilst a student, Douglas won the Royal College of Music Brass prize and was the recipient of an award from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

As well as following his performing career, Doug also teaches brass students of all ages in a wide variety of settings. For the last five years he has been a member of staff at Beechwood Park School where he has taught lower brass to children of ages 5 to 13.  Doug has worked on all of Tom and Ann’s courses so far, and will be with us again on our Summer Course in 2013.

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