Kevin Thompson was appointed to the trombone section of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 2016 as Utility Trombone. His duties in the orchestra include playing Second and Principal Trombone, as well as bass trumpet and euphonium.
Although born and raised in Canada, Kevin has spent most of his professional life overseas. He was trained at the University of Victoria and University of Toronto, and did post-graduate work in England, with Denis Wick (former Principal Trombone of the London Symphony). In addition to the HK Phil, Kevin has performed with major orchestras in Norway, Sweden, the UK, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Macau and mainland China. With these orchestras he has toured and recorded in North America, Asia, Australia and Europe, and played in many of the great concert halls of the world.
In addition to his work as a trombonist, Kevin has always remained dedicated to promoting the euphonium as a solo instrument. He has recorded two critically-acclaimed solo euphonium recordings and has shared the beauty of this wonderful instrument with people around the world at recitals and masterclasses.