Thomas Hulten – Trombone
Thomas Hultén started playing at the age of ten in the local Salvation Army Band in his hometown of Katrineholm, Sweden. After completing his military service with the Swedish Army Band, he studied trombone performance at the Gothenburg Conservatory. After graduating he won a position with the Bohus Big Band, one of Sweden’s two professional full-time big bands. He has performed with several Scandinavian orchestras, including the Gothenburg Symphony and the Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm.
Since moving to Houston in 1997, Mr. Hultén has performed with the Houston Symphony, the San Antonio Symphony, TUTS, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Dave Brubeck, Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow, Patti Austin, Johnny Mathis, Chaka Khan, and Michael Bolton. He has played in the orchestra for several touring Broadway musicals, most recently “The Lion King” at the Hobby Center in Houston. He has been featured at the International Trombone Festival and has toured Europe, Japan, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand and the US. His Grammy-nominated album “Slide Side” was released by Tierra Studios in 2009 and is available on iTunes and Amazon.com.
Mr. Hultén serves on the trombone faculty of the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, and is principal trombone of the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Ballet, and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra.