Tuba - B&S F Orchestral, 'Charles Steer'
Aled, originally from Pembrokeshire, is a tuba player and a founding member of Connaught Brass. He recently graduated with MA (Dist) and a DipRAM from the Royal Academy of Music and was an associate of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Foyle Future First Scheme.
Aled started playing the tenor horn at the age of 7 and quickly joined the Goodwick Brass youth band. Aled progressed through the ranks and joined the senior band in 2009, winning the 1st section national title in 2015. Aled has also been a part of the Welsh national ensembles, joining the National Youth Brass Band of Wales in 2014 and the orchestra in 2018. Aled was also a member of the National Orchestra of Great Britain in 2016, as the orchestra's principal tuba, playing in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
During his time at the Academy, Aled studied with Patrick Harrild, Lee Tsarmaklis and Rex Martin and was also a member of the Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Brass and Manson Ensemble.
Aled is now starting to work as a freelance musician, having performed with the Orchestra of Opera North, BBC Philharmonic and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Away from the tuba, Aled can be found working behind the bar at The George IV, Chiswick and also enjoys supporting the Llanelli Scarlets, watching football and drinking coffee.
Aled is an awardee of the Cherubim Music Trust, using their ‘Charles Steer’ B&S F Tuba.