Mr Tak Chun Lai

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Instrumental Teacher


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.