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Tuba Soloist

Øystein Baadsvik

Øystein Baadsvik is voted one of the top ten brass players in history by the listeners on Classic FM. He did the first TED talk about tuba and is one of the most popular classical musicians on YouTube with over six million views. His multi-faceted musical career as a soloist and recording artist has taken him all over the world. He regularly gives master classes and clinics at major universities worldwide.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra

I have been playing this masterpiece of a concerto for over almost 40 years, on countless concerts with orchestras from Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in the south to Warsaw Philharmonic in the north. My CD recording with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra was awarded the Roger Bobo prize for excellence in recording by ITEA (International Tuba and Euphonium Association). I have also had the pleasure of coaching hundreds of students in masterclasses on how to play this piece. In this comprehensive 80 minute video tutorial I go through the music in detail. The musical possibilities, the solutions to technical challenges, as well as how to avoid the most common mistakes that students make. Many of the tips are also applicable on other solo music. This is information that would take more than four private lessons to pass on. Here you get all of the information I have about the music. You get a lifetime access and you can review it in your own tempo. You can pause and rewind as many times as you like - on any device.

Øystein Baadsvik - tuba soloist
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Hear Øystein play from Movement 1

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Vaughan Williams concerto tutorial

Peter Birch

I really enjoyed doing these tutorials, Øystein is really engaging and gives lots of insights into playing the concerto. He gives some interesting characteri...

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I really enjoyed doing these tutorials, Øystein is really engaging and gives lots of insights into playing the concerto. He gives some interesting characterisations for the first movement and good tips for avoiding pitfalls and mistakes. I ca wholeheartedly recommend the tutorials to young and more experienced players

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Amazing Teaching

Jarol Munevar

Master Øystein is the amazing tuba player and I'm very happy to have played with him and to have the privilege of receiving his teachings and his enormous kn...

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Master Øystein is the amazing tuba player and I'm very happy to have played with him and to have the privilege of receiving his teachings and his enormous knowledge. Greetings from Colombia.

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A review of Mr. Baadsvik's tuba Academy

Matt Winter

I would highly recommend this valuable recourse for students and professionals alike. Its both a fun and a methodical way to work on your basics as a brass m...

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I would highly recommend this valuable recourse for students and professionals alike. Its both a fun and a methodical way to work on your basics as a brass musician and get to play with one of the foremost brass players in the world.

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Fantastic insight and depth into tuba playing!

Liam Mckeown

A lot of great recommendations and insights into style, musicality, articulation and the thought process behind how to approach each individual variation. Th...

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A lot of great recommendations and insights into style, musicality, articulation and the thought process behind how to approach each individual variation. There is something for everyone here! I will be use these videos as part of my routine for a long time to come! Thank you!

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Love the instructions and the amazing playing.

Miles Taylor

Thank you so much Øystein!

Thank you so much Øystein!

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Get started with the Vaughan Williams tutorial

Full 80 min tutorial with all three movements