David Gordon Shute
David Gordon Shute, Principal Tuba, started playing the Tuba at the age of 11 and studied with Patrick Harrild. His first professional engagement was with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta at Powderham Castle. He regularly plays with the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra, before joining the Royal Ballet Sinfonia in 2004. He has made two recordings with Onyx Brass, and numerous orchestral recordings including the film scores for The Two Towers and The Return of the King.