Warwick Tyrrell is one of Australia’s most accomplished and inspirational musicians.
Highlights of his extraordinary 30 year career include holding the position of Principal Trombonist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Outright Winner of the International Trombone Competition 1988 and having been a concerto soloist in South Africa and the United Kingdom with The London Philharmonic and all over Australia with the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, Tasmanian and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras. He has also toured China and the USA as a soloist. Warwick has recorded concertos for Australia’s biggest classical music recording company ABC Classics for CD release – recorded with the Adelaide Symphony – the only trombonist ever to do so.
In addition to his classical music, Warwick had a great love of music theatre, having studied singing, acting and dancing. He left classical music for a time, being offered two years full time work in the Australian touring productions of Cabaret and Jolson, appearing alongside such pop stars as Tina Arena and Lisa McCune. At the same time, Warwick ran a business which produced pop music singing and dancing shows about personal safety in Primary schools all over Australia, performing to over 100,000 school children and selling over 10,000 CDs.
Warwick is now a trained conductor, being awarded a Masters in Orchestral Conducting in 2018. He has conducted and compered education concerts for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and conducted in regional work for the Queensland Symphony, as well as running his own sold out concert series in Sydney which presents an amazing display of community Bands to an 800 strong subscription audience.
Warwick loves encouraging others in music, helping them to draw out of themselves things they never thought possible! He spends much time travelling as an adjudicator and music educator, working with school and community ensembles all over the country.
Warwick finished his term as Artistic Director for Music for Canberra in April 2020.