Tetsuya Lawson, Trumpet

Australian trumpet player Tetsuya Lawson is currently Principal Trumpet of the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet orchestras. Giving performances described as “alert, precise and exhilarating throughout,” by Performing ArtsHub, Tetsuya Lawson enjoys a varied career as an orchestral musician, chamber player, solo performer, and educator.

Tetsuya has attended world-renowned music festivals and academies including the Tanglewood Music Center, Spoleto Music Festival (USA), Pacific Music Festival (Japan), and the Lucerne Festival Academy (Switzerland). Tetsuya completed his undergraduate studies at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University studying primarily under Sarah Butler and Richard Madden. He then attended Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music (USA) as a graduate student where he studied with Barbara Butler and Charlie Geyer.

Tetsuya has performed as a substitute musician with the Queensland Symphony, Houston Symphony, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Grand Teton Festival and Sarasota orchestras. He recently performed as Guest Associate Principal Trumpet with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway and the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra in Japan.



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