Richard Stubbings was one of the first Conductors of Surrey Brass
Richard received his early music training at Wells Cathedral School and Cranleigh School before studying at Kingston University, where he gained a BA degree with Honours in Music Education. He also holds a teaching licentiateship from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Richard studied trombone with Roger Harvey (BBC Symphony Orchestra) and Sidney Langston (BBC Symphony Orchestra) and bass trombone with Leslie Lake (English National Opera) and Frank Mathison (London Symphony Orchestra).
Richard is a full-time brass teacher for Surrey County Arts, where he also tutors youth orchestras from beginner level through to county standard. In 2002 he was asked to form and direct the Surrey County Youth Brass Ensemble. He is also Area Brass Co-ordinator for Mid-Surrey. Richard is principal bass trombone with the West Forest Sinfonia and was a member of Surrey Brass from it’s foundation until early 2005. He is also much in demand as a freelance bass trombonist with many local choirs and orchestras, including Surrey Opera, the Salomon Orchestra and Surrey Festival Orchestra. In his spare time, when he has any, he is a keen photographer, specialising, with his eldest son, in railway photography
last updated 2004