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Paul Luxenberg

Principal Tuba

Paul Luxenberg

Principal Tuba of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 2001, Californian tuba player Paul Luxenberg is also faculty member at Hong Kong Baptist University, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 


Having earned a bachelor’s and master’s at Juilliard, he has also worked with the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, Los Angeles and Moscow Chamber Orchestras, Melbourne and Singapore Symphony Orchestras, under the batons of such conductors as Lorin Maazel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christian Thielemann, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Jaap van Zweden and Edo de Waart. 


Paul has soloed with the HK Phil on multiple occasions, Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Wind Ensemble. He has given recitals and masterclasses in the US, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Mainland China, Thailand, Singapore and South Africa. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Brass Quintet.


Paul was Principal Tuba of the Young Musician Foundation Debut Orchestra, Los Angeles, and student of Hollywood recording artist Tommy Johnson. As a student of Warren Deck (retired Principal Tuba, New York Philharmonic) he won the tuba audition with the Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony, subsequently moving to China in March 2000. International music festival experience includes Aspen (US), SHIRA (Israel) and Pacific (Japan). 


Paul is a Meinl Weston and B&S artist under the Buffet Crampon Group.