Tuba player Grady Hassan is a recent graduate of Imperial College London, completing his BSc in Biological Sciences at Imperial College in 2017. Being awarded both the Ash Scholarship and Coldstream Guard Scholarship by Imperial allowed Grady to continue his musical development through tuition at the Royal College of Music.
Grady is now a full time student at the RCM, studying the MPerf course, where he is in receipt of the Michael Quinn Award.
Over the years, Grady has been the recipient of a number of awards for his playing, such as Gregynog Young Brass Musician of the Year, Rotary Young Musician of South, West and Mid Wales and two time winner of the National Urdd Eisteddfod solo brass competition. Upon winning the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire concerto competition, he made his concerto debut in 2012 with the Vaughan Williams Tuba concerto, accompanied by the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra. Grady has since been invited to perform concerti with the National Youth String Orchestra of Wales, Imperial College Symphony Orchestra and London Gay Symphony Orchestra. In addition to solo work, Grady has taken part in performances with a number of prestigious ensembles, including the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra.