Lee Tsarmaklis has been Principal Tuba at the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2000. He also teaches at the Royal College of Music.
Lee Tsarmaklis was born in Athens and emigrated to England whilst still a young boy. He began learning the tuba at the age of 13, and later went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 1990 he was appointed Principal Tuba of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. His career then took him to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and finally to the London Philharmonic Orchestra where he was appointed Principal Tuba in 2000. Lee also teaches tuba at the Royal College of Music.
Apart from being a phenomenal tuba player and a genius at educating young brass players, he is also possibly the nicest man you will ever meet!