David Childs has emerged as one of the finest brass soloists in the world today. He has appeared as soloist with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, Sinfonia Cymru and BBC Philharmonic; given concerto performances at the BBC Proms, Cheltenham Festival, Harrogate International Festival, Welsh Proms and New York Festival; performed solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Bridgewater Hall and London’s Royal Albert Hall; and regularly records as a solo artist for radio, television and commercial disc.
Inspired by his father Robert, David began playing the euphonium at an early age. Today he is in great demand as soloist and educator touring regularly throughout Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Japan, Hong Kong, and the USA. He is currently Principal Euphonium with the world famous Cory Band and in 2010 made his debut in New York performing Karl Jenkins’ Concerto for Euphonium and Orchestra at the prestigious Carnegie Hall.
As a Besson euphonium artist David is enjoying leading the way for a new generation of euphonium players worldwide, cementing a place for his instrument as a genuine solo voice within the classical world of music.
“a great ambassador for the euphonium, possessing an astonishing technique and an engaging stage presence.” The Observer
“a charismatic advocate of the euphonium, a demonstration of versatility and extrovert musicality.” The Guardian