The Slideshow Trombone Quartet are a Glasgow-based ensemble founded in 2018 by a group of friends while attending the Junior Conservatoire, since progressing together to the BMus degree course at the Royal Conservatoire Scotland (RCS). They play a wide range of music including Renaissance music from the 1800s, the wider Classical repertoire, right through to modern day favourites. Alongside playing tenor and bass trombone, the group also perform on alto trombone, jazz bore trombones and euphoniums, which they enjoy incorporating into their quartet performances.
Tenor trombonist Symone has a great passion for teaching and community outreach having started playing trombone through the Sistema Scotland programme, Big Noise Raploch. Last summer, Symone was sent to Los Angeles for 2 weeks to play under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel in a project involving young musicians from around world working alongside the amazing LA Philharmonic! Currently a 4th year student at the RCS, Symone is also giving back to her roots as a part-time Support Musician for Sistema Scotland at the Big Noise Fallin centre.
Joshua is a fourth-year tenor trombone student at the RCS. Brought up in the Salvation Army, he began playing hymns on Sunday services and worked his way around the brass band until he settled on trombone. Joshua’s music interests include Musical Theatre pit playing, Jazz and Commercial Music as well as ensemble playing. Joshua is also Musical Director of Brass Sounds Inverclyde and has led them to win the Scottish Brass band championships for their section last year.
Robyn started playing trombone through the South Lanarkshire Instrumental Services at age 9, picking trombone to follow in her mums' footsteps! Robyn has always enjoyed playing in a wide variety of ensembles. A keen orchestral player, last year she was part of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra professional experience scheme where she gained experience working in a professional brass section and is currently on a similar apprenticeship with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in her final year at the RCS.
Hailing from Malaysia, bass trombonist MinKhai completed his BMus Performance at the RCS last summer. During his final year at the RCS, he was selected alongside Robyn to be part of the RSNO Scheme. Apart from playing the trombone, he has a passion for teaching it after getting his first taste of giving coaching whilst in secondary school wind band. He holds a DipABRSM in teaching and has tutored for the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland Training Ensemble and worked with Sistema Scotland through the NYOS Ambassador programme.
The quartet are often featured in concerts at the RCS and various Glasgow venues, but musical outreach is something they are deeply interested in with members having benefited from various outreach and charitable organisations over the course of their musical journey. They hope to pay it forward as they join Live Music Now Scotland 2023!
We are always happy to discuss new projects, opportunities or ways that we can help make music happen in your venue or community.