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 then 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 is currently a teacher at Mayfield Secondary School, a regional arts program in the Peel District School Board.

Brian joined the OCMS-YSO in the 2008-09 season as a tuba player. In 2013, he took on the position of assistant conductor and then as conductor in 2016. As a conductor, Brian has conducted works such as the Die Fledermaus Overture and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. He hopes to be able to continue expanding the repertoire of the orchestra.

As a musician, he has played with several ensembles and held workshops throughout the GTA.  He performed with the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra at New York’s Carnegie Hall and the National Concert Band at the National Arts Centre.  He is also a teacher facilitator at the Ontario Educational Leadership Centre where he fosters leadership skills through the arts.

In his spare time, Brian plays basketball, volleyball, chess, and watches cooking shows.

For matters related to our orchestra, Brian can be reached at