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Welcome to the website of international euphonium soloist Dr. David Thornton

"David Thornton's technique, to be frank, is superb but more than that, it is guided by a deep understanding and love for the music and for his instrument......Lovers of fine brass playing will find much to enjoy here. If you have never heard the euphonium as a solo instrument before, Thornton will convince you as few others can."

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Dr. David Thornton is regarded as one of the foremost euphonium players and teachers of hisgeneration and has a global reputation as a performer and clinician.

His work as a soloist, conductor and educator is renowned throughout the brass playing world to have a distinct hallmark of extreme virtuosity, professionalism and an ability to connect with audiences like few others in his field.

In 2001 he was named as 'The International Euphonium Player Of The Year' and in 2004 his debut solo CD, ‘Three Worlds’, was awarded Solo CD of the Year by the British Bandsman magazine. 

David is a Sterling Musical Instruments performing artist and consultant. He plays exclusively on the Sterling Virtuoso Euphonium.