Internationally recognized as a trombonist and teacher, Denis Wick brings his vast knowledge and experience to the design and manufacture of brass wind mouthpieces and mutes. A graduate of the London Royal Academy of Music, Denis launched his career as second trombonist in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, followed by a stint as principal in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. In 1957, Denis joined the London Symphony Orchestra as principal trombonist – a position he held until his retirement in 1988, establishing his legacy as having the longest tenure of a principal chair in the history of the esteemed orchestra. In addition, Denis has been a member of the London Sinfonietta and Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. As a soloist, Denis has performed concertos written for him by such distinguished British composers as Gordon Jacob, Buxton Orr and Alun Hoddinott. Widely respected as a teacher, Denis taught for nearly a decade at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His textbook, “Trombone Technique,” has been translated into Japanese, German, Swedish and Italian. Based on his vast experience and knowledge, Denis Wick revolutionized the design of brass mouthpieces and mutes to meet the needs of his fellow musicians.


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