Oliver Cura

Oliver Bernardino Cura started his music career at the age of 10. He studied in the University of Sto.Tomas Conservatory of Music where he took his tertiary course, Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Major in trombone and band conducting. He worked as a trombonist in an international company,The Royal London Circus Orchestra, in 2000 to 2002. He joined the Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble (SAYOWE) in 2003 as a principal trombonist and became a member of the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra from 2002 to 2004. Coupled with these achievements are the facts that from 1998 to 2000, he played in a ska band called "Jeepney Joyride " which became the first prize winner of the 1st Red Horse Redhot Muziklaban in 1999 and he was the band conductor of The University of Manila Band, Philippine Normal University, Pakil Band No. 2 and the Zamora Band. He was also the trombonist of Route 70 Band in Manila. He attended various workshops and seminars like the Parson Music C.G. Conn trombone workshop of Maciek Walicki trombone instructor of Hongkong Academy for Performing Arts and trombonist of Hongkong Philharmonic Orchestra and trombone masterclass of Alex Iles, studio recording artist and former trombonist of the Big Phat Band, held in Hongkong in 2010 and Organised by the Hongkong Trombone Association.He also attended Tom Lee Music 60th anniversary presents Jacques Maguer Trombone Masterclass from Paris,France and the endorser of the Antoine Curtois Trombones and Jazz Trombone workshop of John Yao from New York, USA. He played with some groups in Hongkong like The Straykatz Bigband, Ned Kellys Bigband, Island Express Jazz Orchestra, Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra and performed with some great musician like Bob Mintzer and The Platters. He was a Trombonist and Band Arranger of Hong Kong Disneyland Band, Fantasyland Band and Main Street Music Men from 2005 to 2014. He is now currently the Band Director of The BandExpress that occasionally performs in venues like The Wanch, Music Cabaret , G and V Music Cafe and The Fringe Club Hongkong. He now teaches as partime at Chinise International School and Stewards Poo Kei College, Hong Kong. He also conducts private tutorials (home/studio based) and a Fulltime Music Teacher/Instructor and Head of Music Department at M.Q Music Studio in Siu Sai Wan and Sai Wai Ho, Hong Kong.


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