Tim Buzbee


Tim Buzbee “is a fine musician who can make his tuba variously sing like a violin and bark like an angered dog, and touch all those bases in between. His sense of phrasing is as astonishing as his sense of his instrument’s tone colouring” raved Fanfare Magazine about Tim’s debut solo CD, “BUZZED”.

Tim is the principal tubist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and an international soloist. As a soloist he has performed concerts and master classes around the world, and currently has three solo CDs on the Albany Record label. He has been soloist with the Iceland Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Acapulco Symphony, Marshall Symphony and the “Pershing Own” Army Band in Washington D.C. Tim has held principal tuba position in several orchestras including the Iceland Symphony, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Acapulco Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Gavle Symphony, and the Malmo Symphony.

Tim has won jobs in 8 different countries! Buzbee has been invited to perform as guest tubist with many other orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Danish Radio Orchestra, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Dallas Wind Symphony, Malaysia Philharmonic and the Helsingborg Symphony. Buzbee knows he would probably be flipping burgers if not for the help of teachers Ed Jones, Gene Pokorny, and Matt Good.