Artistic Director – David Pell
HSSB Artistic Director David Pell is Bass Trombonist of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, Principal Trombonist of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Trombonist of Orchestra London Canada. He has also been a member of the Winnipeg Symphony, the Victoria Symphony and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Touring Orchestra. He performs regularly on trombone, bass trombone, bass trumpet and euphonium with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Canadian Opera Company, the Esprit Orchestra, Band and New Music Concerts and has performed with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and the Thunder Bay Symphony. He has also played Euphonium, Bass and Tenor trombone with the Stockholm Chamber Brass and the True North Brass.
David appears as guest Bass Trombone on the new Canadian Brass recording, Brahms on Brass on the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s newly released recording of Holst’s The Planets. He performed the Bass Trumpet solo part in the Canadian Opera Company’s acclaimed Ring Cycle and has played on many jingles and soundtracks.
David is co-founder of the ArtFarm, a multi-media based amorphous chamber ensemble dedicated to performing new works and conventional music in unconventional settings. He has shared stage and recording studio with musicians such as Herbie Hancock, Supertramp’s Roger Hodgeson, Broken Social Scene, Owen Pallet (Final Fantasy), Michael Bolton, Sheena Easton, David Foster, Holly Cole, Kenny G and Dudley Moore and has played and toured North America with productions of Wicked, Showboat, Ragtime, Chicago, Urinetown, Phantom of the Opera, Annie Get Your Gun, My Fair Lady, Cats and Evita.