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Sergio Finca Quirós

Tuba player of Spanish Brass

Born in 1979 in Oviedo, Sergio started his musical studies at the age of nine.

He later gained a Medium Grade at the Music Conservatory in Oviedo, under Professor David Moen (Principal Tuba at the Symphony Orchestra of Asturias, Spain).

He broadened his musical studies at the “Conservatoire National de Region” in Bordeaux and in Perpignan (France).

Here he was awarded the ” Médaille d’honneur de la ville de Bordeaux” and the “Mention Très Bien à l’ Unanimité”.

He attained the Superior Diploma of Musical Studies granted by the “Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et de Danse Lyon”(France) with mention “Très Bien à l’Unanimité”  in a competition between this school and the CNSMD Paris.

Sergio has also studied alongside Mel Culbertson, Arnaud Boukitine and he’s received lessons from Rex Martin, Roger Bobo, Harvey Philips, Arnold Jacobs, Gene Pokorny, Jens Bjorn Larsen and Michael Godard.

He has been a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), the Iberoamerican Youth Orchestra, the UBS Verbier Festival Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Spain.

He has collaborated with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, Granada Symphony Orchestra, Asturias Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of the Capitol of Toulouse, Bordeaux- Aquitane National Orchestra, Lyon National Opera Orchestra, the Orquesta Nacional de España and the Saint Etienne Opera.

With these orchestras he has worked under the baton of conductors Zubin Metha, James Levine, Bernard Haitink, Yuri Termikanov, Eliahu Inbal, Jesús López Cobos, Paavo Jarvi, Ivan Fischer, Gunter Herbig, Josep Pons, Yutaka Sado, etc.

He’s participated as a member of the Jury at the “International Lieksa Tuba Competition 2013”, “Concour Tuba Tours 2017” and “Concurso Permanente Jóvenes Intérpretes” Juventudes Musicales de España.

Sergio was given awards at the Sydney International Competition of Australia in 1999, and in 2000 at Brno in the Czech Republic. He has won First Prize at the Permanent Competition for Young Performers, organised by Juventudes Musicales of Spain (Altea in 2003).

His performance for Televisión Española in a recital at Madrid’s National Auditorium in November 2003 stood out. Also outstanding were his appearances as a soloist at the International Festival of Music and Dance in Granada (2004) , the Spanish Brass Festival (Alzira 2004) and the Festival AETYB Valencia 2016, where he performed as a soloist accompanied by the Orquesta de Valencia .

He’s been Principal Tuba of the “Banda de Música Ciudad de Oviedo” and the “Orchestre National de L’Ópera de Lyon”.

In September 2005 he won first prize at the “Brno International Performer’s Competition” in Brno, Czech Republic.

From March 2006 he is a member of the Spanish Brass, performing and giving masterclasses all over the world. He has received, alongside his colleagues from the Spanish Brass, the “Premio Nacional de Música 2020”(Spain).

He is a member of the Spanish Tuba Quartet and he is a board member of the “AETYB” (Spanish Association of Tuba and Euphonium).

Sergio Finca plays Melton and B&S tubas.

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