"he makes the euphonium sound as flexible and as agile as a trumpet and as smooth as the trombone played by Tommy Dorsey."
"a serious musician dedicated to raising his instrument's profile. Childs demonstrated a superbly focused, glowing tone."
"a charismatic advocate of the euphonium, a demonstration of versatility and extrovert musicality."
"a great ambassador for the euphonium, possessing an astonishing technique and an engaging stage presence."
“The Roger Federer of the euphonium!”
Johan De Meij - Composer
“A wonderful musician of the highest quality. A joy to write for both him and an instrument of such beauty and agility."
Karl Jenkins CBE – Composer
“An excellent sound with musical maturity beyond his years.”
David Mason – former piccolo trumpet with The Beatles
“Technically simply spectacular.”
John Bimson – Horn
“A musician who knows how to bring a tear to the eye.”
Peter Bassano – Conductor and Brass Specialist
“Clearly the hero of the euphonium.”
Alexander Baille – Cellist
“Incredible Playing! Bravo, Bravo Bravissimo!!!!”
Christian Lindberg – International trombone soloist, conductor and composer.
“I have never heard such outstanding brass playing.”
Trevor Green – CEO Leeds International Piano Competition
“David Childs is pre-eminent amongst his talented peers both as player and visionary; he has a seriousness and purpose which is without rival.”
Elgar Howarth – Conductor, Composer and Brass Specialist