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Steven Haynes - Trombone (retired)

Steven is one of the West End’s most in demand trombonists.

Currently performing in Funny Girl (Savoy Theatre) he has enjoyed playing in several West End musicals including Spamalot (Palace Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Adelphi Theatre), Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), A Chorus Line (London Palladium), Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) and was delighted to be asked to be part of the 50th anniversary production of West Side Story.

Steven's musical education began at the age of nine both as a choral scholar at Wakefield Cathedral and playing with local brass bands near his home in Yorkshire. Having played with the Black Dyke, Brighouse and Rastrick, Fairey and Grimethorpe Colliery bands, Steven still enjoys playing with his local band; Rothwell Temperance, on Christmas day every year!

Steven studied with Lindsay Shilling at the Royal College of Music and spent a year of his undergraduate course at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, studying with Dietmar Küblböck and Ian Bousfield of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Whilst in Austria, he was supported by the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Julius Isserlis Scholarship and at this time reached the final of the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Soloist competition.

Following his undergraduate degree Steven embarked upon a Masters Degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, benefitted from the tutorage of Eric Crees, Peter Gane and Simon Wills.

His orchestral experience is extensive and includes trials for Principal Trombone with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Sub Principal Trombone with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as well as appearances with the Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Concert, City of Birmingham and Bournemouth Symphony orchestras, Opera North, Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Royal Shakespeare Company. 

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