David Bremner was appointed Principal Trombone of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in 2002. Prior to this
appointment he was Principal Trombone of the Auckland Philharmonia. Born in New Plymouth, David is a past winner of the Junior and Open Champion of Champions’ Solo competition at the New Zealand Brass Band National Contest and was a member of the 2003 and 2005 National Band of New Zealand. He was awarded third place in the New Zealand Young Musicians Competition, performing two concertos with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and was a finalist in the Gisborne Concerto Competition.
He has a Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honors from Victoria University (1994-97) studying with Marc Taddei and a Master’s of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (1998-00), studying with Mark Lawrence.
He was awarded the Patricia Pratt Scholarship to study in the United States, and while there he won the Shenson Young Musicians Competition and performed as soloist with the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra. David was the guest soloist with the National Youth Brass Band of New Zealand on their tour of the United Kingdom and United States in April 2003.
He has performed with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Bay Brass Ensemble and recorded with Crowded House. David is a founding member of Bonanza Trombone Quartet and New Zealand Brass, and performs regularly with Stroma. David is an Artist Teacher at Victoria University and is Director of Education for Brass Bands New Zealand.
Gung Ho, Fantasy for Trombone with Piano