Born and raised in St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada, tubist Jonathan Rowsell received his earliest musical training from his father David and the brass band traditions of the Salvation Army. He studied both performance and composition at Memorial University of Newfoundland and in 2018 graduated from the University of Toronto with a Doctor of Musical Arts. Jonathan works as a freelance tuba player throughout Ontario, performing with various groups including the Trillium Brass Quintet, Hannaford Street Silver Band, London Symphonia, Hamilton Philharmonic, Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, Esprit Orchestra, the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, and the Stratford Festival. Jonathan is also in demand as a brass clinician and teacher, teaching brass at St. Michael’s College School, Memorial University, and Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music. In addition, Jonathan is an enthusiastic composer and arranger and has had his works for brass performed and recorded in Canada and abroad. Jonathan’s music has been published by SP&S, Maple Leaf Brass, Experianza Music, Cimarron Music Press, and BrookWright Music. Jonathan is proud to be an Eastman Performing Artist.
What They Play
The EBC836 is a 6/4 size tuba inspired by the legendary York orchestral CC tuba. This large tuba is at home on stage with a symphony orchestra or concert band, in the pit of an opera or ballet orchestra, and is nimble enough to play in small chamber ensembles. The next generation 6/4 tuba has arrived!
- Key of CC
- 6/4 size tuba with 20" bell
- Four front-action stainless steel pistons through a semi-stepped bore
- Right thumb-operated 5th rotor valve (a flat whole step) through an .850" bore
- Exquisitely finished in either clear lacquer, silver-plate, or in raw brass