David Gordon-Shute ( tuba ) David trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music. Through the fantastic experiences of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the European Union Youth Orchestra came a passion for music: both playing and teaching. David regularly freelances with the major London Symphony Orchestras including the LSO, RPO, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the BBC Orchestras and has enjoyed playing on various soundtracks including The Two Towers and Zero Dark Thirty. Having taught at Radley College for a number of years, David has been the tuba teacher at Eton College since 2001 receiving a promotion in 2009 to Head of Section. In addition he has coached the tuba section of the NYO, the brass section of the Herts County Youth Orchestra and given masterclasses all over the world with Onyx Brass including the Juilliard School in New York.
David currently holds the posts of Founder/Member Onyx Brass, Principal Tuba in the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, the Orchestra for Birmingham Royal Ballet, Head of Brass and Percussion at Eton College and tuba teacher at the Birmingham Conservatoire.