Brian Truong

Brian is a music teacher, conductor and instrumentalist specializing in low brass. After hearing the Toronto Symphony Orchestra perform for the first time at the age of seven, he started playing piano and began lugging a tuba two years later. Bolstered by several accolades accumulated throughout grade school, Brian went on to complete a music degree at York University and an education degree at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Brian joined the OCMS-YSO in the 2008-09 season as a tuba player. In 2013, he took on the position of assistant conductor. As a musician, he has played with several community ensembles such as Orchestra Toronto, University of Toronto Alumni Band, and the Celebrity Symphony Orchestra.

Brian has performed with many of Canada’s rising musical talents.  He performed with the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra at New York’s Carnegie Hall and the National Concert Band at the National Arts Centre.  As a music teacher, Brian holds private lessons in guitar, piano, and tuba while working with high school music programs around the city.  He is also a teacher facilitator at the Ontario Educational Leadership Centre where he fosters leadership skills through the arts.

When not pursuing musical activities, Brian is currently teaching chess at bilingual elementary schools across the city. He hopes to one day achieve the title of International Master. 

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