Scott Kinmont

Since his appointment to his current position of Associate Principal Trombonist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the age of 20, Scott Kinmont has become one of Australia’s leading brass players and educators.   An accomplished player of both the trombone and euphonium, Scott has the unusual distinction of winning international solo competitions on both instruments.   In 1993 he won the United Musical Instruments International trombone solo competition held in the US, and in 1999 was the winner of the International Tubamania solo euphonium competition held in Australia.   The recipient of the Fulbright Award for the Visual and Performing Arts in 2002, Scott used this award to complete a Master of Music Degree and appear as guest lecturer in euphonium at Northwestern University in Chicago.   Scott has appeared as guest artist with orchestras in Europe, Australia, the US and Hong Kong, and is a regular featured guest artist at many of Australia's leading musical institutions and at many of this country's most important brass symposia.   He has also appeared as a soloist with a variety of ensembles including brass bands, jazz ensembles and orchestras.   He has also been a member of many of Australia's leading ensembles, including the Canberra Trombone Quartet (prize winners at the Yamaha International Brass Ensemble Competition held in the US in 1993), Sydney Brass Ensemble, Sydney Symphony Brass, Sydney Baroque Brass, and the Australian Trombone Quartet.   Collaborations with young Australian composers have resulted in several pieces being written expressly for him.   In 2003 in Chicago he premiered one such piece, a euphonium concerto by Peter Keller, and in 2008 he premiered Lee Bracegirdle's Euphonium Concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.