Principal Bass Trombone – New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Head of Winds and Brass – New Zealand School of Music; Australian Brass Quintet; Former – Singapore Symphony Orchestra


“I am very excited and humbled to be part of this remarkable vision. I know that this concept has been a dream of Australian musicians around the world for many years and the energy, excitement, and enthusiasm for this project will be incredibly inspiring.”



Shannon Pittaway joined the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in 2015 as
Principal Bass Trombone after 10 years with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
Shannon began playing the cornet at the age of six with guidance from his father
and grew up playing in Salvation Army brass bands. He holds a Bachelor of Music
Performance from the Victorian College of the Arts and a Masters of Music from
Northwestern University in Chicago.
Following his studies he was awarded a
fellowship to participate in the Pacific Music Festival in Japan and after a two
seasons with the Finnish National Opera, was appointed to the Singapore
Teaching is an important part of his career having been on the faculty
of Singapore’s Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of music and now Head of Wind and
Brass at the New Zealand School of Music. Shannon is a founding member of the
Australian Brass Quintet and has been awarded grants and fellowships from the
Australian Elizabethan Theatre trust and the Federation for Young Australians