Virtuoso Profile

Robert Sims
Trumpet

Robert is a highly regarded brass educator specializing in trumpet


About Me

Robert Sims is a freelance musician who held the position of Head of Brass at the Victorian College of the Arts from 1993 until 2008. He began his career as second trumpet in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (1976-1990) and has had a wealth of experience playing in all genres with groups including Orchestra Victoria, The Australian Pops Orchestra and Cathedral Brass.

Robert is a highly regarded brass educator specializing in trumpet. He has contributed to the music programs at Monash University, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Victorian College of the Arts as well as other tertiary institutions around the country. He has worked as a guest tutor with Orchestra Victoria’s MOVE program and Melbourne Youth Music.

Composition is another interest that has developed over many years, initially writing for brass but also writing for other instrumental combinations.

Robert’s compositions have been frequently recorded including Four Pieces for Brass Trio, Australian Folk Song Suite, Fanfare and his 2005 work Chilago which is included on the album Journey, contemporary music for trumpet and organ recorded by Anthony Pope and Dominic Perissinotto. Robert’s Tuba Folk and Lachlan Tiger are in the AMEB brass syllabus and included in their brass publications. Robert has a website which lists all his completed compositions:  robertsims.com.au

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