Ian King

In 1955, Ian King gave the first Australian performance of Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto, and has since given many other concerto performances in Australia, England and Europe, including concertos for bassoon and horn. In 1958 he recorded a solo disc for an Australian recording company, and has made many subsequent appearances on radio and television, as well as in the concert hall, as soloist and in chamber music.

Known throughout Europe and Australia as one of the great tuba virtuosi, Ian King gave the first Australian performance of Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto in 1955, and has since given many other concerto performances in Australia, England and Europe, including concertos for bassoon and horn. In 1958 he recorded a solo disc for an Australian recording company, and has made many subsequent appearances on radio and television, as well as in the concert hall, as soloist and in chamber music. Several contemporary works have been written for him, most notably Gordon Jacob's'Suite for Tuba and Orchestra' and he currently teaches tuba at the Faculty of Music, The University of Melbourne.

Ian King is featured on the following titles

Golden Sounds

Performer: Tuba, Composer

Ian King returns to the studio once more to enthrall us with the golden sounds of his tuba. Featuring works by Falla, Corelli, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Ravel, Gershwin and much more!

Tuba Magnifique

Performer: Tuba

Ian King, painter, scientist and tuba player extraordinaire returns to the studio with pianists Margaret Schofield and Dean Sky-Lucas to record a recital trés magnifique!

Tuba Recital

Performer: Tuba

One of the world's finest tuba players and the first to give a tuba recital in Australia, Ian King here presents a recital of works ranging from Bach and Vivaldi, to the remarkable Tuba Sonata of Paul Hindemith.