The Geneva Group has added to its formidable stable of Development & Performance Artists with the major singing of Black Dyke Band solo euphonium, Dan Thomas
The Welshman began his musical career on percussion but quickly became one of the most sought after euphonium players in Wales after making his mark with the highly successful Ebbw Valley Band, competing at his first National Finals in 2009, aged just 15.
In 2009 he successfully auditioned for the National Youth Brass Band of Wales under the direction of Nicholas Childs and Edward Gregson and later joined Cory under Dr Robert Childs.
He later moved to Tredegar where he was a star performer in their remarkable 2013 British Open victory where he won the Geoffrey Whitham 'Best Euphonium' prize. He has since won it again in 2019.
His decision to study at the RNCM in Manchester saw him join Black Dyke, where his emerging solo career saw him win the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award and also the Euphonium Artist Competition at the I.T.E.C. (International Tuba Euphonium Conference) Festival in the USA.
His appointment at solo euphonium at the Queensbury band he joins a historic list of world class performers, and he is now rightly regarded as one of the most remarkable performers of his generation.
He is regarded as the leading performer of the new generations of euphonium players — his stunning technique allied to an intuitive musicality that stands out on the contest, concert and recording platformBrett Baker
Geneva Group General Manager Brett Baker told 4BR: "Signing Daniel to our world class stable of Development & Performance Artists is a huge coup.
He is regarded as the leading performer of the new generations of euphonium players — his stunning technique allied to an intuitive musicality that stands out on the contest, concert and recording platform.
It's thrilling for the company to have a player of Dan's calibre on board with us as he offers a unique opportunity to develop our range of instruments into new spheres."