Stephen Irvine Resume
Born in Northern Ireland, Stephen began having Tuba lessons with Ewan Easton in 1994. In 1996 he was awarded a foundation scholarship at the Royal College Of Music, London to study with Owen Slade.
His numerous awards at college included the college brass prize and the RCM Concerto Trial which enabled him to perform the John Williams Tuba Concerto with the college Sinfonietta at the Thaxted Music Festival in June 2000. He was then awarded another Scholarship at the college plus an Ian Fleming MBF award and also a Countess of Munster award to study for an advanced Postgraduate Diploma course and graduated with a Distinction in July 2002. During his college years Stephen was Principal Tuba of the World Youth Orchestra, National Musicians Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Stephen has been successful in many competitions. They include winning the prestigious Royal Overseas League solo Brass prize, a BBC recording contract and the Ireland Fund award at the West Belfast classical Music competition, Guinness brass prize in Dublin, winner of Croyden concerto competition,and he was selected as a finalist for both the Millenium RTE Young Musician of the Future, and also the Haverhill International soloists competition.
He has given solo recitals at St. Martin in the Fields,London; St. James Piccadilly, London; Hoffnung exhibition, London; and the National Concert Hall, Dublin. His numrous concerto performances include performing the Vaughan Williams Tuba concerto with the Lambeth Orchestra.
Stephen was appointed Principal Tuba of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife in March 2003 and remained in the sun until July 2006. He has performed with many of the leading professional orchestras in the UK, Ireland and Spain
From July 2006 Stephen has been Principal Tuba of the Ulster Orchestra.
Updated: February 25, 2013
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