Principal Trombone – Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Trombone Lecturer – Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
Jason Redman is the Principal Trombonist of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Australia, and teaches trombone at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University in Brisbane. He was appointed to the QSO Board of Directors in 2010.
Jason was born in Townsville and grew up in Brisbane.
He began his music studies through the Education Qld Instrumental Music Program at Mt Gravatt Primary School. After early success on the Recorder was given a Baritone, then later made the switch to Trombone.
In Australia he studied Trombone with Vic Cerezo, Arthur Middleton, Phil Davis, Tim Lefever, Michael Mulcahy, Ron Prussing and Yoram Levy. He was an inaugural student of the Conservatorium Music School (Young Con) in 1984. He continued through to completing a B.Mus in 1992.
At 17, he was chosen to be Principal Trombone with the Australian Youth Orchestra for their Grand Bicentennial Tour of Europe. He held this position, and also Principal Trombone with the Qld Youth Orchestra until 1990 when, at the age of 19, he was appointed Principal Trombonist of the QSO.
He was a National finalist in the ABC Young Performers Awards 1993, and in 1995 a semi-finalist in Quest. He was the Qld Arts Award winner in the 1995 Young Australian of the Year Awards and the recipient of a Queens Trust Award. The following year, as the recipient of a Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, he went on a three-month study tour working with 10 of the USAs leading trombonists in San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York.
As a soloist Jason has performed trombone concertos by Mozart, Rouse, Creston and Bloch with the QSO. In 1995 he premiered a Trombone Concerto written for him by Wilfred Lehmann.
He has also performed as guest Principal Trombone with the Adelaide and West Australian Symphony Orchestras.
He regularly gives workshops and masterclasses around Queensland as part of the QSO education and outreach program, and has been the trombone tutor at Education Qlds MOST camps for many years.