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Ewan is Principal Tuba with Britain's longest-established permanent professional symphony orchestra, the Hallé, Tutor in Tuba at the RNCM, JRNCM, Manchester University and Director of Hallé4Brass and Sound Support. He has previously held the positions of Principal Tuba with the Ulster Orchestra and held teaching posts at Queens University Belfast and Ulster University.
Over the last thirty years his passion and enthusiasm for performing has taken him around the world playing with most of Britain's great Orchestras including: London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra and Manchester Camerata.
Conductors Ewan has had the privilege of working with include: Claudio Abbado, Sir Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez, Sir George Solti, Daniel Barenboim, Sir Colin Davis, Tilson Thomas, André Previn, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mariss Jansons, Charles Dutoit, Richard Hickox, Paavo Bergland, Heinz Holliger, Sir Charles Makerras, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Sir Neville Marriner, Vernon Handly, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Sir Mark Elder and Yehudi Menuhin.
As a soloist, Ewan has been heard performing with many varied ensembles, including numerous performances on Radio 3 with the Ulster Orchestra, including: Vaughn Williams Tuba Concerto, Edward Gregson Tuba Concerto, John Williams Tuba Concerto and the World Premier of Steve Pickett Landscapes for Tuba.
Over the last decade Ewan's pioneering work with the Ministry of Justice has led to the ground breaking project Hallé4Brass, this led to him being nominated as a Daily Mirror 'Peoples Award' finalist in 2007, Butler Trust Award for 'skills in education' 2008 and he received, from the Queen, the Order of the British Empire, MBE in the 2010 New Year Honours List.