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Paul Luxenberg

Principal Tuba

Paul Luxenberg

Paul Luxenberg has been Principal Tuba Player of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 2001.


Luxenberg is from Agoura Hills, California, and studied with Hollywood recording artist Tommy Johnson. During his high school years, he was the Principal Tuba player of the Young Musician Foundation Debut Orchestra, Los Angeles, and spent his summers at the Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina and Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied with Warren Deck, former Principal Tuba of the New York Philharmonic. While completing his Master’s Degree, he won the audition and became Principal Tuba with the Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony, subsequently moving to China in March 2000.


He has appeared as soloist on multiple occasions with the HK Phil, the Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Wind ensemble, and given master classes and recitals in the United States, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and Japan.


As a freelance musician, he has worked with the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras, Los Angeles and Moscow Chamber orchestras, Chicago the musical (Hollywood), Melbourne, Singapore and Kyushu Symphony orchestras, Malaysia Philharmonic, Macao Orchestra and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. International music festival experience includes Aspen, Shira (Israel) and Pacific Music Festival (Japan).


An avid chamber musician, Luxenberg is a member of the HK Phil Brass Quintet. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Brass Quintet and has performed with the American and Manhattan Brass Quintets.


Luxenberg taught at California State University Northridge and is on faculty at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University.


He is a Buffet Crampon Group Artist and plays Meinl Weston and B&S Tubas.