Brian Raby studied with Denis Wick, was principal trombone with the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera for over twenty years and was Musical Director of the Welsh Brass Consort. From 1994 until 2006 he was a member of the trombone section of the world-class London Philharmonic Orchestra, playing on countless recordings and films, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He left the LPO in 2006 to concentrate on chamber music, freelancing, teaching, writing, publishing, cycling and his directorship of Alaw Music Publishing.
a freelancer Brian has worked extensively with the Chamber Orchestra
of Europe, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra,
the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Orchestra of the Royal
Opera House, Covent Garden, playing the bass trumpet in numerous
cycles of Wagner's Ring as well as other operas. In addition he
plays at the prestigious Longborough Festival Opera, which is currently
unfolding the Ring, conducted by the great Wagnerian, Anthony Negus.