First year with SO: 2017
Hometown: Lapeer, MI
Instrument: Aaron is an International Yamaha Performing Artist, and a Denis Wick - London artist and design specialist, having recently designed their complete Ultra Range AT signature series tuba mouthpieces.
Bachelor of Music – Pennsylvania State University; Master of Music – Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, England, UK); Doctor of Musical Arts – University of Colorado at Boulder
With his orchestral playing praised as "a rock-solid foundation" and his solo playing described as being "remarkable for both its solid power and its delicacy", Aaron Tindall is the principal tubist of the Sarasota Orchestra and the associate professor of tuba and euphonium at the Frost School of Music - University of Miami. In the summers he teaches at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC, where he also serves as Principal Tuba with the EMF Festival Orchestra under the direction of Gerard Schwarz.
Aaron has served as the acting principal tubist of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, held the principal tuba position with the Aspen Festival Orchestra where he was an orchestral fellow, and has collaborated as guest tubist with orchestras such as the Teatro alla Scala Opera and Ballet Orchestra - Milan Italy, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Australia, National Symphony Orchestra-Kennedy Center, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a frequent soloist, guest artist/clinician, and orchestral tubist throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has been featured at all of the International Tuba and Euphonium Conferences since 2006, performed in England with the National Champion Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band, and his solo playing has been heard on NPR's "Performance Today" radio show.
Tindall has been a prizewinner of many competitions (solo & chamber) across the world. He has also been a two-time finalist in the prestigious Concert Artist Guild Competition, and released three highly acclaimed solo recordings; Transformations (Winner of the International Tuba Euphonium Association's Roger Bobo Excellence in Recording Award, and winner of two 2017 Global Music Awards), This is My House...(Awarded two 2015 Global Music Awards), and Songs of Ascent.
In his free time, Aaron enjoys jet skiing, sporting clays, and spending time with his two boys and wife.
Some of Aaron's fondest musical moments include:
- Performing Prokofiev's 5th Symphony with the Sarasota Orchestra (January 2019)
- Many performances of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with the Teatro All Scala in Milan, Italy
- Three separate solo recital tours to Japan