OLIVER BARTLETT - TROMBONE
Oliver originates from a town called Barry in South Wales. Having been brought up very musically, trombone was actually the last musical route that he took. Having started piano lessons at the age of 5 and violin at the age of 6 Oliver did not start trombone until he was 8 years old even though it had been the only instrument that he ever wanted to learn.
Oliver came through the Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan music service from playing violin in the junior orchestra, to being principle euphonium of the Brass Band and Principle Trombone of the Youth Orchestra - which he regularly returns to for concerts - and the Principle Trombone of Symphonic Brass.
On a National level, he has been a member on the National Youth Training Choir of Wales (2015-16), National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales (2016-17) National Youth Brass Band of Wales 2018 under the baton of Phil Harper and National Youth Orchestra of wales 2019 under the incredible Andrew Litton. Along with the courses that Oliver has been a member of, he has had to take the hard decision to reject places on the National Youth Choir, Brass Band and Wind Orchestra of Wales too.
For 12 years Oliver attended Stagecoach Theatre Arts Bridgend and Cowbridge and traveled the world performing, from several West End venues to DisneyWorld Florida and is now a member of the worldwide Stagecoach Alumni having as recently as 1st December performed on the West End with them.
Along with his theatre and music, Oliver is a keen runner - hoping to break the 3 hour marathon by 2021, but alongside this he is a loving and caring uncle to his nieces - Betsi Mai and Jemima Rose and his nephew - Robin and enjoys regular visits to go and see them.