BTH Music

About Me

British born composer Benjamin Tubb-Hearne has been a musician for as long as he can remember, starting on piano aged 5. A short while later he began learning bugle in the Boys’ Brigade – and of course, the next logical step to add valves and migrate to trumpet.

Joining a brass band aged 11 (and the cornet) shaped his life for the better but he eventually found his way to the tenor horn aged 16, joining the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain, ending on Solo Horn.

Benjamin attended the Royal Northern College of Music for both composition and tenor horn, receiving the Sellers Scholarship upon entry. During his time in Manchester, he was frequently commissioned by soloists and ensembles across the world including YBS Band, Hepworth Band, the RNCM, Matthew White, Glenn Van Looy and David Childs among others.

Additionally, his compositions have been played on BBC Radio 2 as well as being chosen for brass band compositions across the UK, Australia and Switzerland.

Ben moved to Australia in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. Since arriving down under he successfully won the National Australian Tenor Horn Championship, the Colin Topp Slow Melody championships and was a proud member of the National Australian Brass Band where he played Solo Horn on his first course. He’s currently the Solo Horn for Brisbane Excelsior Brass Band and their composer in residence. Recently, his piece “The Legend of Pandora” was chosen as the B-Grade set test piece in for the Australian National Brass Band Championships in his home city of Brisbane in 2019.