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Daniel Trodden

Job Role: Tuba Tutor

Department: Brass

Honours: Bmus Hons 1:1 (Royal Academy of Music) | Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music | Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music


Daniel Trodden was born in Cardiff in 1983 and began playing tuba at the age of eleven, taking lessons with Matthew Thistlewood and playing with many of Cardiff County Music Service’s youth ensembles. He continued his studies at the Royal Academy of Music under the tutelage of Patrick Harrild, and upon graduation in 2006 began a varied freelance career playing with the UK’s top symphony, opera and ballet orchestras, in addition to working with artists such as Paul Weller, These New Puritans and The Who.


Daniel has been Principal Tuba of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales since 2011 and continues to enjoy a busy freelance schedule across the UK, working with the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, as well as in film and video game recording sessions at Ayre and Abbey Road Studios.

He has been a member of the Faculty of Brass at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama since 2014, and is also a visiting teacher at the Royal College of Music in London.

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