Denis Wick was only 25 years old when he became the principal trombonist for the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO). Over the next 30 years, he played with the LSO and other world class orchestras on stage and recordings. Along the way, he felt a need to improve the mouthpiece he was using, so he created his own. Fellow musicians and his students made requests for the mouthpiece known as “A.” Soon he began producing the mouthpieces. The original idea was not to make a product to sell, but rather to address and fix problems that players were having.. Therefore, next came the now famous Denis Wick Mute series and mouthpieces for the trumpet, tuba, and euphonium. Denis Wick's NAMM Oral History interview was completed on June 30, 2006 in the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he is a professor.
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