Sam Arthur is the most recent addition to the Royal British Legion Band in Spain.

A professional Bass Trombone player who has recently made the move to Spain, Sam initially showed little interest in music as a youngster until around the age of 8, when he began by learning the Saxophone. After years of playing he decided to change to the Bass Trombone at aged 16.

Although a late starter to the instrument it all seemed very natural and he spent years playing in youth ensembles in Artforms Leeds, including the Symphony Orchestra, the Wind Orchestra, the Big Band and the Brass Band.

The next big step for Sam was when he gained an unconditional place to study at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and obtained a BMus (Hons) Degree, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Orchestral Studies.

During his time at the conservatoire Sam played with various ensembles and whilst still studying he gained work with the professional Symphony orchestras in the area, including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, finishing up working with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra as well as others in and around the UK and abroad.

On the 24th of November Sam will be performing a solo concerto by American composer Chris Brubeck, for the weekend of the patron Saint: Santa Cecilia with the Union Musical San Fulgencio. A huge privilege for an English performer to be invited by a Spanish band to do this. The concert will take place in the Teatro Cardenal Belluga in San Fulgencio.

Sam is keen to continue a musical career over here in Spain and has already been added to the deputy lists for many of the professional Symphony Orchestras throughout Spain. He is readily available for concerts, recitals, studio work and teaching privately or group coaching.

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