Tristan Tye, trumpet, is a founding member of the Hogtown Brass Quintet. He has performed with several Canadian ensembles including appearances with Orchestra London Canada, the Stratford Symphony Orchestra, Ontario Philharmonic, Etobicoke Philharmonic, Scarborough Philharmonic, and the Band of the Ceremonial Guard in Ottawa. As a member of the Guard for three summers, Tristan was selected to travel with the band to the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax as well as being chosen to perform with a fanfare team for the opening of the 41st Canadian Parliament. Tristan holds an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Western Ontario. His past teachers include Andrew McCandless, Shawn Spicer, Guy Few, and Stanley Rosenzweig.
Coming from a diverse background in music and the arts, Tristan is a versatile performer who is always looking for new ways to keep audiences entertained and educated. From high school through his undergrad, he played lead trumpet in jazz ensembles on top of his standard Classical and contemporary training, and as a result believes in innovative concert programming that is not restricted by genre, style, or period. Tristan is a strong advocate for the value of arts education and always looks forward to performing and running clinics/master classes with HBQ for students of all levels and experience.
When not camped out in the practice room or rehearsing with HBQ, Tristan enjoys a good glass of Scotch or pint of fine beer, eating scrumptious food, and lounging on the couch with his wife Michelle, their cat Josie, and puppy Wolfgang.