BTS Annual Awards 2021

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BTS Annual Awards 2021

Throughout this week we will be showcasing our award winners for the British Trombone Society Annual Awards 2021!

Next up is Bob Hughes, who has been chosen for his Outstanding Contribution to the trombone. Congratulations, Bob!


Born in Wales, Bob moved to London in 1976 to study bass trombone at the Royal Academy of Music with Harold Nash, where he won the Sydney Langston Brass Prize.

Bob’s first job was with the BBC Scottish Symphony at the age of twenty. He then went on to play with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (1981 - 1989), The Philharmonia (1989 - 1994) and the London Symphony Orchestra (1994 - 2006)

Bob made multiple recordings with these orchestras including soundtracks for blockbuster films such as Star Wars, Harry Potter and Braveheart and toured extensively throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Bob began teaching Bass Trombone at the Academy in 1989 and many of his students hold orchestral positions in the UK.

Bob was president of the British Trombone Society from 2006 - 2010 and there is a bi-annual competition named after him - The Bob Hughes Bass Trombone Competition.


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