2019-20 Arts Management Fellow
Brandon Cazden is a Canadian-American tubist currently based in the New York City area. As an orchestral tubist, Brandon has been seen with orchestras such as the New York Youth Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and l'Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec under the batons of Leonard Slatkin, Roderick Cox, Joshua Gersen, among others. During the summers, Brandon has attended the Aspen Music Festival, Le Domaine Forget, and has been an orchestral fellow at the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute.
As a soloist, Brandon has either placed or been named a winner at several competitions throughout the United States, most notably, being named the winner of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Artist Tuba Solo Competition, later presenting a recital at the University of North Carolina @ Greensboro. Other competitions have included the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, and the Leonard Falcone Tuba & Euphonium Competition.
Brandon began playing tuba at the age of 16, and by the age of 18, was a featured soloist with the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra (ID). He is currently studying at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Kyle Turner, former acting principal tubist of the New York Philharmonic. Other teachers have included Chris Hall of the Metropolitan Opera, Gene Pokorny of the Chicago Symphony, and Lance Nagels of l'Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec.