United Kingdom

Angus Butt

Angus Butt is a talented and versatile bass trombonist from Scotland who is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Bob Hughes and Keith McNicoll. Angus grew up playing in the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland and Great Britain and is currently a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, playing in Europe’s top concert halls as well as touring to Canada, Cuba and Oman. Angus has recently begun working on the professional circuit. He is currently on trial with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra whilst also freelancing with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Sinfónica de Galicia. 

During his time in London, Angus has won various awards in solo and chamber music. As a soloist, he has won the John Solomon Brass Prize as well as the Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Prize with brass dectet, Ibex Brass - he was also a RAM chamber music fellow with Ibex Brass. He is also a founding member of the trombone quartet Bone-afide, who have won the international trombone association quartet competition and were awarded the tunnel trust award. Other achievements include being a finalist in the Solo Hungarian International Trombone Competition. He was also the winner of the Dublin Brass Week Concerto Competition and the Swisstbone Bass Trombone Student Competition.