Tuesdays on the Tube: Mathilde Roh


The British-style Brass Band tradition on a global scale has produced some of the greatest brass virtuosos. Names like Brett Baker, David Childs, Ian Bousfield, James Gourlay and others are products of the brass band. The Swiss Brass Band tradition is also of great prominence, and with the help of YouTube, musicians such as Lionel Fumeaux have risen to the spotlight in the brass world.

This past summer at the Prize of Music in Arau, Mathilde Roh, a cornetist in the La Contheysanne Band, took first prize beating out a flutist, and bass trombonist.This competition, organized by the Swiss Association of Music, brings together the winners of the solo competitions at state and national levels. Roh, who is 19 years old, was also the winner of the 2017 Swiss Junior Soloist Championship for the Swiss Solo and Quartet Competition. The piece she performed was dedicated to her. The video below is from a feature night at the 2014 Valais Young Talent Show – she was 16 years old at the time of this performance.

The future is looking very bright for this talented young lady.


Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith is a trombonist, brass teacher, and blogger. He studied music performance at both Grace College and Carnegie Mellon University, and currently is the bass trombonist for Orchestra Iowa and the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, Jeremy started Last Row Music as an online resource of job postings and artist links for brass musicians around the world. When he is not performing or blogging, Jeremy is giving brass lessons to students throughout the country from his home in Centerburg, Ohio.