Trombonist, Educator, Publisher of Music for Brass with Cherry Classics Music
Cherry performed as the Principal Trombonist of the Vancouver
Symphony and C.B.C. Vancouver Radio Orchestra from 1974 to 2009
working under conductors Kazuyoshi Akiyama, John Avison, Rudolf
Barshai, Sergui Comissiona, Bramwell Tovey and Alain Trudel as
well as hundreds of guest conductors. Previously, he performed
in the same capacity with the National Arts Centre Orchestra under
Mario Bernardi. Gordon was a student of the late Emory B. Remington,
graduating from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New
York in 1971. As well some of his other teachers were: Donald
Knaub of the Eastman School of Music, Dr. Donald Hunsberger of
the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Edwin Anderson of the Cleveland Orchestra,
Henry C. Smith of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Watts
of the Canadian Brass. Studies at the Royal Conservatory in his
hometown of Toronto and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada
added a strong background to his early training along with four
years in the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
Gordon was the recipient of two Canada Council Awards, a four year Eastman School of Music Scholarship and was twice a finalist in the C.B.C. Talent Festival. As a soloist he has performed with orchestras and chamber groups including the Vancouver Symphony, the CBC Radio Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the VSO Brass Quintet, the Vancouver New Music Society and the UBC Wind Ensemble.
Gordon runs Cherry Classics Music, a publisher of high quality music for brass with over 340 works in the catalog. You can check out the Cherry Classics website at www.CherryClassics.com. Gordon has also performed for many movies and TV specials as a recording artist.
Cherry performs exclusively on a Shires (tenor) and Yamaha (alto)