Professional Trombonist Enjoying DoM Role in Exeter

Exeter Cathedral School’s new Director of Music, Dylan Quinlivan-Brewer,  joined the School at the start of this autumn term, bringing lots of experience to the thriving Music Department.

Dylan was previously Head of Brass and a class music teacher at Wellington College, Berkshire. He was a Specialist Musician at fellow CSA member, Wells Cathedral School, and is a graduate (Hons) of the Royal College of Music. He also has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Orchestral Performance and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Solo Performance from the Royal College of Music.

He has a stellar professional playing career as a trombonist, having played with the London Sinfonietta, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the London Concert Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and many more. He is in high demand as a recitalist and adjudicator and has given masterclasses in some of the top schools across the UK, as well as at the Yerevan Conservatoire, Armenia.

Commenting on his new role, Dylan says: ‘I am delighted to be at ECS at this very exciting time musically and for all the other interlinked curricula and co-curricular disciplines in the School as a whole. As a former pupil at Wells Cathedral School and graduate of the Royal College of Music, I value the important link between choral and instrumental music which is essential for aural training and appreciation for all genres of music. This is very much evident at ECS and I am loving helping our pupils develop a life-long love of music by developing the ensemble and academic music at this ambitious school.’

‘I have huge enthusiasm for the transformative power of music and I aim to pass this on to the pupils and the staff at ECS to further develop excellence in musical education for all levels and abilities.’

Exeter Cathedral School has a proud musical heritage and a long-established relationship with the Cathedral: providing 36 choristers for its regular services and acts of worship.