Darrin C. Milling

Collaborative Artist

Darrin C. Milling

Principal Bass Trombone

São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra

Featured in:

RondoFest 2021, Malaysian Wind Music Prize 2021


Bass trombone principal of São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (Brazil) since 1998, Darrin was born in Baltimore, Maryland – USA –  and is an artist-clinician of Edwards Instrument Company.  Mr. Milling co-founded and performs with Low Brass Project Chamber Ensemble (international),   Allied Chamber Duo (Southeast Asia), Duo das Américas, Duo Música Viva São Paulo and is a member of the elite trombone ensemble  Posaune Decuple (USA), founded by legendary trombonist Glenn Dodson (1931 – 2007) and under the direction of Joseph Alessi and Blair Bollinger.

Darrin earned his Bachelor´s Degree from The Curtis Institute of Music and did post-graduate studies at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music. As an instructor, he served on the faculty of Wilkes-Barre University’s School of Music, Luzerne Music Center (Lake Luzerne, New York) and has presented masterclasses at Tanglewood Music Center, Peabody Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music,  New England Conservatory,  Mannes School of Music, Baltimore School for the Arts, The British International School in Kuala Lumpur, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore and College of Music at Mahidol University in Thailand.

As an orchestral musician, Darrin’s first international tour as a bass trombonist took place when he was 13 years of age with the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra that traveled to Asia (Taiwan).   In addition to performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra,  he has also performed with Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (Israel),  Orchestra of The Philadelphia Opera Company, Baltimore Symphony,  Tenerife Symphony (Spain), National Orchestra of Ecuador,  Naples Philharmonic (Florida – USA),  Delaware Symphony (USA) and the São Paulo Municipal Opera Orchestra. 


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