Artistic Leadership

Artistic Director – David Pell

Artistic Director David Pell has been Principal Trombonist of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra since 2002 and Bass Trombonist of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra since 2006. He has also been a member of the Winnipeg Symphony, the Victoria Symphony and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Touring Orchestra and has appeared as a soloist with the Hamilton Philharmonic and Orchestra London. He is a member of Toronto’s Esprit Orchestra and performs regularly on trombone, bass trumpet and euphonium with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company and New Music Concerts. He has also performed with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Nova Scotia, the Calgary Philharmonic, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and the Thunder Bay Symphony, with the Stockholm Chamber Brass.

David is a member of two treasures of Canadian brass music, the True North Brass Quintet and the Canadian National Brass Project.

An avid teacher, David is also faculty at the University of Toronto and the Glenn Gould Professional School of the Royal Conservatory of Music.

David appears on Bass Trombone on the Canadian Brass recording, Brahms on Brass, playing Euphonium on the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s recording of Holst’s The Planets, Bass Trumpet on the TSO’s recording of the Rite Of Spring, and recordings by the Canadian National Brass Project. He was Bass Trumpet soloist in the Canadian Opera Company’s acclaimed Ring Cycle and has played on many jingles and soundtracks.