Roger Argente, Principal Bass Trombone with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Head of Brass at Trinity College of Music, was born in 1962 at Neath in South Wales. His trombone studies began when he was twelve. At the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, he studied with Terry Nagle and Neville Roberts, and was joint winner of the concerto prize.
On graduating in 1986, Argente played for several years with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra before joining the RPO in 1992. He is also active as a guest performer and as a session musician, and gives masterclasses in various countries.
He created BONELAB, a trombone-based education project, in 2001, to try to stem the declining numbers of trombone students in the UK. His record label Superbrass released its first CD in 2011.
A selection of M&V articles about Roger Argente
CD Spotlight. First Water - The latest disc from Roger Argente's Superbrass, recommended by Paul Sarcich. 'Who but the best professionals could live up to this?'
CD Spotlight. Highly Atmospheric - Roger Argente's Superbrass, heard by Paul Sarcich. '... one almost gets the smell of Renaissance Spain.'