Music Director José-Luis Novo and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra are pleased to announce a new Principal Tuba player after holding auditions on May 18. Jake Fewx will begin his tenure with the Symphony this fall for the 2019-2020 Masterworks Series, beginning September 27 & 28 with guest pianist Stewart Goodyear.
Originally from Sherwood, Oregon, Jake Fewx earned his Master’s degree in Musical Arts from Yale University and his Bachelor’s degree in Tuba Performance from the University of Oregon. He has performed at many prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Fewx has collaborated with renowned symphonies, such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Eugene Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra Now. He has participated in other notable music groups, like the Mel Brown Jazz Orchestra, Mod Brass, and the Patriot Concert Brass of New York City. Most recently, Fewx has become the newest member of the New York-based sextet, The Brass Project. He currently lives in New Haven, CT.
An accomplished soloist, Fewx has earned awards and high praise for his performance at state-wide, regional, and international levels. Most notably, he won first prize in the esteemed Leonard Falcone International Tuba Artist Solo Competition in 2018. He was also selected as a winner of Yale’s Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition, the first tubist to ever receive the prize.