Mr Tak Chun Lai
The University of Auckland: Music
Biography Tak Chun Lai, from Hong Kong, is one of the first Chinese tuba players to be offered a position as principal tuba of an overseas professional orchestra. He joined the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra as Principal tuba player in 2015.He has appeared with many orchestras including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Sinfonia, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Lai is the 2012 Champion of Open Bass Tuba, 2013 Champion of Open Contra Brass Tuba in Victorian Band's League State Solo Championship and the Champion of Open High Tuba in Australian National Band Championship 2013. He completed his Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the University of Melbourne with Tim Buzbee, and his Diploma at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with Paul Luxenberg. Lai is the Euphonium and Tuba tutor at the University of Auckland.