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Warren Deck was principal tuba of the New York Philharmonic from 1979–2002 and the Houston Symphony from 1977–79. He attended the University of Michigan and the Aspen Music Festival and School for four years, where he studied with Abe Torchinsky, former tubist of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Deck made his solo debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1989, performing the world premiere of Roger Kellaway’s Songs of Ascent for tuba and orchestra. Besides his orchestral recordings with the Philharmonic, he can be heard on four recordings of the Canadian Brass as well as Tuba!, a recording of leading tuba and euphonium players from Germany and the U.S. on EMI Angel Records. An active teacher and clinician, Mr. Deck has given master classes in many regions of the world including the former Soviet Union, Asia, and South America. He was a member of The Juilliard School faculty from 1989–2002, and before Juilliard, taught at Rice University for two years. Mr. Deck is currently on the faculty of the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music.

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