Iván Chinchilla

Bass Trombone Artist

Iván Chinchilla

Iván Chinchilla

Bass Trombonist, Trombones de Costa Rica

Instrument Specs

  • Model: B454
  • Bell: 1047CF
  • Slide: B-DBN
  • Tuning Slide: Rose
  • Leadpipe: Unknown
  • Model: T350
  • Bell: 336CF
  • Slide: T-BCN
  • Tuning Slide: Rose
  • Leadpipe: Unknown

As founding member of Trombone de Costa Rica, Iván Chinchilla has toured all aver United States, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Europe since 1991. With TCR he has received recognitions as the National Prize of Music in Costa Rica 1997 and the Special Prize of the City of Passau 1999 in Germany.

He played bass trombone with the Central American Symphony Orchestra and the Ensemble of the National Selection of Bands of Costa Rica. Since 1991 participate as guest trombonist with the National Symphony of Costa Rica. Is also a free lance trombonist with salsa and pop bands.

Mr. Chinchilla maintains an active career as clinician and soloist, perfomring recitals with piano, band, orchestra and other ensembles. He participates as guest artist and professor at music camps, music schools, concert series and other organizations. Some of these include "Martes por la Noche", a concert series of the Universidad de Costa Rica Music School; "Summer Music Camp" of Western Connecticut State University; Boston University School of Music and the Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra.

Iván is Professor of Bass Trombone, Tuba and Symphonic Band of the University of Costa Rica Music School. He has been an artist/clinician for Edwards Instrument Co. since 1999.

Iván is a native of Cachí, a small town in the mountains of Cartago in Costa Rica.

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Brian Allen

"I've been blessed with this instrument for several years and I m still discovering new things about it everyday. With this horn, I'm limited only by my own imagination and technical shortcomings. I feel like anything is possible. It inspires me to take chances and go for whatever I m hearing, no matter how extreme. I couldn t ask for a better vessel through which to communicate.

"Thanks to Christan, Ron and Cathy and all of the other wonderful people at Edwards for helping me realize my dreams."

Brian Allen
Houston Freelance Trombonist