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Dale Vail

Trombone Fellow

Robert Albert AO & Elizabeth Albert Chair

Biography

Dale Vail graduated from the New Zealand School of Music in 2016, before moving to Melbourne to study at the Australian National Academy of Music.

Dale has performed with orchestras in Wellington and Melbourne, toured internationally with the Wellington Brass Band and was Principal Trombone of the NZSO National Youth Orchestra on numerous occasions. Dale is also a composer and performs his own solo repertoire. Dale was awarded the NZSO fellowship in 2016, the 2018 ADFAS Yarra Prize for Most Outstanding Recital Program at ANAM and has won the Gisborne International Music Competition brass award on three occasions. 2020 is Dale’s second year as a Sydney Symphony Fellow.