Keith Dyrda currently holds the position of second trombone with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Hailing from Winnipeg, Keith quickly became a musician of note in both the Canadian and international music scenes when he joined the Canadian Brass in 2011, replacing founding member and trombonist Gene Watts.  During the 12 months of his tenure, the ensemble toured numerous countries around the world and recorded the album “Brahms on Brass”.  This recording was nominated for a 2012 Juno Award for Best Classical Album by a Soloist or Small Ensemble.  Keith has also released 5 albums as the trombonist of the All-Star Brass, a brass ensemble formed by Jens Lindemann which meets annually at the Banff Centre for the Arts to perform and record. Keith is a grand prizewinner of the Orchestre Symphonique du Montreal’s Standard Life competition, the winner of the 2009 Robert Marsteller competition for solo trombone at the International Trombone Festival, and the winner of the 2009 Alessi Seminar solo competition.

Keith holds a Bachelor’s Degree from McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, and a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.

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