Yaoji Giuseppe Fu
Giuseppe was appointed as 2nd trombone of the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra in January 2023, at the same time, he is
completing his undergraduate degree at the Juilliard school in May
Born in Hong Kong, Giuseppe first started his trombone journey with
Mr Jarod Vermette, Principal Trombone of the Hong Kong
Philharmonic Orchestra in 2012. He moved to New York City in 2016
at the age of 15 as a bass trombonist, and studied with Dr. Denson
Paul Pollard at The Juilliard Pre-College on full scholarship. Since
then, he has won various competitions, most notable being the first
bass trombonist to win the concerto competition of The Juilliard
Pre-College Orchestra in 2016. He made his bass trombone solo
debut by premiering Eric Ewazen’s Concertino for Bass Trombone
and Orchestra with the Pre-College Orchestra. In 2017, Giuseppe won
the George Roberts Bass Trombone Competition (age 20 and under)
at the International Trombone Festival.
He then switched back to tenor trombone under the tutelage of Mr
Joseph Alessi. In 2018, he won the Asia Brass Festival Trombone
Competition (Age 16-21 Category) in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2022 summer,
he won the concerto competition of the National Repertory Orchestra,
where he made his tenor trombone solo debut with the orchestra by
performing Nino Rota’s Trombone Concerto.
In addition to being a soloist and orchestral trombonist, Giuseppe is
also an active chamber musician. He was one of the founders of
Metropolis Brass, a well sought-after brass quintet based in New York
City. In 2021, he had the privilege of participating at the American
Brass Quintet Seminar with Brass22, and performed with the
American Brass Quintet at the Aspen Music Festival as a fellow.
Giuseppe was honored to perform with the Hong Kong Philharmonic
Orchestra, under the batons of world class conductors including Lorin
Maazel, Christoph Eschenbach, and Long Yu.
Giuseppe is the holder of the HK Jockey Club Music & Dance Fund
Scholarship, and a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship at The
Juilliard School, in the studio of Mr Joseph Alessi as class of 2023.
In Giuseppe’s spare time, he enjoys cooking, exercising, and is an
avid car enthusiast.