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Mr Ian Foster
Mr Ian Foster


Ian was born in Birmingham and studied Tuba at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama after also being offered scholarships to study at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Whilst at college Ian won the Brass Soloist Prize, the Brass Chamber Music Prize, participated in the CBSO and LSO Scheme, was a Finalist in the RNCM International Tuba Conference Soloist Award and was also a semi-finalist in the Shell/LSO Brass Scholarship.

He was principal tuba of the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain for 3 years.
Ian was a member of the CBSO Brass Quintet, and is now Principal Tuba in the English Symphony Orchestra. He has performed and recorded on many occasions with the renowned Fine Arts Brass Ensemble, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as well as being on the extra work list for many of the leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

He has been on trial with the Ulster Orchestra, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, and has performed Concerto's with Birmingham Symphonic Winds, York University Wind Orchestra, St Andrews University Orchestra and the Birmingham Conservatoire Wind Orchestra.
In 2012 he was invited to be the tuba soloist in the world premier of Stockhausen's Mittwoch aus Licht.

He has a strong passion for teaching and is a low brass tutor for the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Youth Orchestra, the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain and teaches brass for the Birmingham Music Service where he has had extremely successful exam results and many pupils participating in ensembles.

His brass arrangements are published by Warwick Music, appear on the ABRSM Syllabus and have been performed by the CBSO Brass and the London Tuba Quartet.

Recent international tours include Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Washington DC, New York (BAM).

Contact Ian

Address: 7 Othello Close
CV22 6LX
Phone: 07931586682
Mobile: 07931 586682
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00

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