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Alwyn Green was born and educated in Norwich. He studied for his degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 1968 – 1971 and was awarded the Brass Prize in his second year. At this time he also passed diplomas at the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM trombone) and Trinity College London (LTCL euphonium).
On leaving Guildhall he was immediately appointed to the Principal Bass Trombone chair in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Since then he has played Trombone or Euphonium as a guest with almost all the British Orchestras.
In 1986 Simon Rattle invited him to take up a principal position in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra where he remained for almost 24 years until his recent retirement.
He still undertakes a fair amount of CBSO work on a freelance basis. He has always remained an enthusiastic Brass Bandsman and has many years of experience as a conductor and soloist with both Contesting and SA bands.
He teaches at both Birmingham University and the Birmingham Conservatoire and is frequently engaged to coach at other colleges and similar institutions.
As a composer and arranger he undertakes regular commissions from the CBSO and other major orchestras and bands. Many of his pieces have been broadcast, commercially recorded and published.
He lives in Solihull with his wife Madelyn, who is a head of school in Higher Education at Solihull College. They have two grown up children.