Robert Childs conducted and performed with the Yorkshire-based Black Dyke Band for almost ten years and before that he played under Elgar Howarth with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. During this time he also gave numerous solo recitals and made guest appearances as a euphonium soloist with leading orchestras, wind orchestras and brass bands throughout the world. He has performed in the Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Grieg Hall; and has given concerto performances in the Royal Festival Hall and Sydney Opera House. In1985 Robert was awarded the coveted title ‘International Euphonium Player of the Year’ and together with his brother Nicholas is regarded as one of the finest euphonium players of his generation.
Listen to Robert Childs play the finale from the Joseph Horovitz "Euphonium Concerto"