Dave Stewart (trombonist)

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David Stewart is an award-winning freelance bass trombonist, and music teacher based in London.


David Stewart was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and studied with Peter Gane at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He was also a member of the National Youth Orchestra.

He was the winner of the 1983 Shell/LSO brass competition and has been a member of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and London Philharmonic Orchestra (1998–2005). He also performs with London Brass.[1]

Often seen in the commercial and recording world, Stewart has worked with Quincy Jones, Kenny Wheeler, Mike Gibbs, John Surman and Natalie Cole. His film credits include Lord of the Rings (complete), the last five James Bond films, The Golden Compass, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

Stewart has played in The Sound of Music in London's West End since it opened in November 2006.

He has also played for many others including Robbie Williams, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Joni Mitchell, S Club 7 and S Club Juniors.

Also, he played in the 25th anniversary The Phantom of the Opera performance at the Royal Albert Hall

He also teaches bass trombone at the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.[2]


  1. ^ "The players". London Brass. Archived from the original on 31 July 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Faculties" (PDF). Royal College of Music. p. 47. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 July 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2011.