Michaias Berlouis is a 20 year old musician. Having grown up in Northamptonshire, his musical journey was started and mostly nurtured by the Northamptonshire Music & Performing Arts Trust. During his time there, he was a member of the Big Band, Concert Band and Brass Band. He then spent his sixth form years at Chetham’s School of Music, where his principal study was bass trombone. He is now in his third year studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Michaias has been fortunate to perform in various concert venues in the UK, Europe and Russia. Recent highlights have been performing in Europe touring the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium with Chineke! Orchestra and playing in the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall in St. Petersburg with Shadwell Opera. Alongside this, recent achievements include joining the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, being selected as a BBC Young Musician 2018 Brass Category Finalist and being offered a place with the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra (EUYWO) 2017.

The Trombone 4 Chair is sponsored by Dione Verulam.