Kevin Smith – Verwood Concert Brass Conductor
Kevin Smith has been Principal Bass Trombone of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for the last 18 years. Prior to this Kevin studied at the Royal Academy of Music and then spent several years working with orchestras such as the London Symphony, BBC Symphony, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia and the Orchestra of The Royal Opera House.
He has also worked in the lighter side of music backing Sammy Davis Jnr, Liza Minnelli, Shirley MacLaine, Whitney Houston, Barry White and Harry Connick Jnr.
Kevin started conducting in 2004 when he was asked to take over the St Aldhelms’ Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted several orchestras including the Wessex Youth Orchestra and Dorset Youth Orchestra and now also conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in its education project ‘Rusty and Not So Rusty’ musicians.
Kevin was born and raised in the Salvation Army at the Chalk Farm Corps where he played euphonium and trombone until his mid-twenties.