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Death of David Chaulk

Monday 5 November, 2018

British Bandsman is sorry to report the death of highly regarded musician and Experianza Music Founder and Managing Director, David Chaulk. David passed away suddenly this evening in Auckland, NZ after a brief and unexpected illness.

David Chaulk was born in Canada, where his musical life began with the Canadian Salvation Army. He went on to study performance and composition in the United States and has lived in New Zealand since 1994. He has been a prolific composer of brass music since the late seventies.

David performed with all of New Zealand’s professional orchestras, conducted many of New Zealand’s leading brass bands and, in 2004, became the first person in 30 years to win consecutive Champion of Champions titles at the New Zealand Brass Band Championship. Additionally, he adjudicated at national and provincial levels and won numerous titles himself as both player and conductor. From 2008 to 2010, he was also an Artist Teacher at the New Zealand School of Music.

David was an accomplished composer and his works have been recorded or performed by artists and ensembles including the Auckland Philharmonia, Orchestra Wellington, the International, New York, Chicago, Amsterdam, Canadian and Melbourne Staff Bands.

David's compositions have been published in the UK, US and Australia and have appeared on more than 50 recordings. He was also the founder and managing director of music publishing company, Experianza Music.

A full tribute will be published in British Bandsman magazine.