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Ross Knight

Ross Knight

Ross is a tuba player from Carnoustie, Scotland. Ross began playing when he was just nine years old and went on to graduate from the Royal Academy of Music with a first class honours degree in July 2014. In May 2014 he was placed second out of twenty-eight brass and percussion players from all over Europe in the European Brass and Percussion Solo Championships. He also won the best tuba award in the competition. He is the only tuba player to have made it to the final three in the history of the competition. Ross also won the best soloist award playing the second movement of Andy Scott’s ‘Salt of the Earth’ in the European Youth Brass Band Championships on 4th May 2014. In November 2011 Ross won the BBC Radio 2 Under 21 Young Brass Player. He then competed against the Under 18 category winner and the Youth Band category winner and won the title of the overall BBC Young Brass Player in January 2012. From this he has gone on to play as the guest soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra on the 2nd October 2012 playing the 2nd movement of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto and the first movement of Edward Gregson’s Tuba Concerto. This performance was broadcast on BBC Radio 2’s programme ‘Friday Night is Music Night’ on the 9th November 2012. He also performed as the guest soloist with Grimethorpe Colliery Band playing Rodney Newton’s ‘Capriccio’ at the gala concert of the British Open Brass Band Championships in September 2012 to a packed Symphony Hall, Birmingham. In addition to his solo work, Ross is the principal tuba player of the European Union Youth Orchestra and has been a member since 2012. He has toured all over Europe with the orchestra, including countries such as Malta, Macedonia, Germany, Italy, Greece and Spain as well as a tour to Abu Dhabi as part of the orchestra’s first trip to the United Arab Emirates.