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Rob Teehan: Biography

Rob Teehan
1983 -
Region: Ontario

Rob Teehan

Rob Teehan's career was launched in 2010 when, at age 27, he became the youngest JUNO nominee in the history of the category "Classical Composition of the Year" for his first orchestral work "Dreams of Flying", commissioned by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. He has since gone on to build a diverse career as a performer, composer and producer active in many genres.

As a tuba player, he built on his classical training to play with renowned Toronto bands the Lemon Bucket Orkestra (voted "Best Toronto Band" by Now Magazine in 2014), the Boxcar Boys, the Heavyweights Brass Bands, Saidah Baba Talibah, and many others, earning two more JUNO and seven Canadian Folk Music Award nominations along the way. As a composer, he has turned his attention to film scoring, and completed the highly competitive Slaight Music Residency at the Canadian Film Centre; his current film projects include the feature documentary THE BABUSHKAS OF CHERNOBYL, the Italian animation LIFE AS A COIN, and the Bravo-funded short doc THE UNSINKABLE CAPTAIN JOHN.

As a classical composer, Rob has been composer-in-residence with SInfonia Toronto, the Colours of Music Festival, the Church of the Redeemer, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. He has created commissioned works for many Canadian artists including the Afiara Quartet, the Hannaford Street Silver Band, the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra, and four choral works for the Vancouver Chamber Choir.


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