Achilles Liarmakopoulos

Achilles Liarmakopoulos is the trombonist of the legendary Canadian Brass.

He holds degrees from the Yale University School of Music, Curtis Institute of Music, San Francisco Conservatory and the Philippos Nakas Conservatory in his hometown of Athens, Greece. Upon completion of his studies, he won the position of principal trombone of the Greek Radio Symphony Orchestra. Achilles has also performed with the Malaysian Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony and European Union Youth Orchestra, among many others.

Achilles has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia, performing and educating in the world's most important venues and institutions. He is also an adjunct trombone professor at Brooklyn College at CUNY University in NY.

As a recitalist, Achilles has performed in China, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Greece, Panama and the US. He has been awarded honors at competitions around the globe including Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition, the Christian Lindberg International Competition, the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe and the International Trombone Association's Robert Marsteller and Larry Wiehe solo competitions, to name a few.

His discography includes 3 solo albums (Tango Distinto, Discoveries, Trombone Atrevido), 5 albums with the Canadian Brass and numerous appearances on classical, pop, Latin, and other albums.