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A CARNOUSTIE brass player will become the first young clinician to take part in the design of a new range of trombones for a major company.

Trombonist Josiah Walters (20) has been chosen by XO Instruments, part of Korg UK, to help develop their new range.

Josiah is currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and was named the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Musician of the Year in January.

He is also a composer and arranger in his own right and included his own brass band arrangement of Chris Brubank’s ‘James Brown in the Twilight Zone’ in his winning programme.

A delighted Josiah said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have been chosen by XO Instruments as its first young clinician. It is an honour to be involved in the development of a new range of professional level brass instruments for one of the country’s foremost musical instrument companies.

“I’m really looking forward to playing my new trombone and offering assistance in the creation of this new range.”

Sales manager for Korg UK, Nigel Lawless said: “To have a player and musician of the quality that Josiah brings to the brand is a real coup. He is not only a player of the highest quality but also brings youth and enthusiasm to the role, just what is needed for a young dynamic brand.”