For 25 years Tubalaté has been one of the UK’s leading professional brass ensembles. Being the first ever tuba-euphonium ensemble to graduate and be awarded the prestigious Professional Performance Diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Tubalaté has been at the forefront of instrumental and repertoire development, with over 500 commissions to their name. Their wide range of styles and flexibility of performance has gained them an international reputation. They regularly present familiar music contrasted with exciting new commissions, generating a repertoire which is innovative and unique. Tubalaté travel worldwide, having played to audiences in Russia, Latvia and the United States, as well as throughout Europe. They have performed at many of the UK’s leading venues, including the South Bank, the Barbican. the Waterfront Hall (Belfast), the Bridgewater Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall. They have also made numerous appearances on radio and television. In 1998 Tubalaté received a Royal accolade performing at Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles's 50th birthday celebrations, hosted by the Queen. Tubalaté members are John Powell, Paul Walton (Euphoniums) and Ryan Breen and Les Neish (Tubas). John is a busy soloist and educator, Paul plays with the best bands in the country, Ryan is a busy free-lance tubist and Les is a true star of the tuba around world. Their vision has brought Tubalaté to the forefront of brass playing, with innovation, musical intelligence and sparkling performance. Tubalaté have successfully broken down the barriers between audiences and performers, both in lighter music and in the most advanced contemporary music. The quartet also offers a range of educational concerts and workshops. They have given master classes at major music conservatoires including the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) and the St Petersburg (Russia) and Riga (Latvia) Conservatoires.