Paul Beauchesne

B.Mus. (UVic), MMus (U of New Mexico)

Paul Beauchesne has been the principal tuba with the Victoria Symphony since 2004, and was selected in 2011 as the Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Fine Arts.  Paul is a founding member of the Beacon Hill Brass Quintet, and a Yamaha Performing Artist and Clinician.

Paul was born in Montreal, however grew up in BC, where he completed his Bachelors Degree in Music at UVic.  He has also studied at the Banff Centre and completed his Masters at the University of New Mexico.  He was a longtime member of Calgary’s Foothills Brass Quintet, spent two years as principal tuba of the KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban, South Africa, and has performed with the Boston Symphony, Sante Fe Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, Calgary Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver Ballet Orchestra, Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra as well the NADEN Band, Calgary Jazz Festival Orchestra, the Wild Rose Jazz All Stars and the Band of the Ceremonial Guard.

Paul has played on numerous recordings and is active as a clinician and adjudicator, in addition to being a member of the VCM’s Winds & Brass Faculty Department.