Ronald Prussing is one of Australia’s leading brass players and teachers. He has been a member of the Sydney Symphony since 1980 – joining as the Associate Principal Trombone and being appointed to the Principal chair in 1986 - which position he still holds today. During his long service to the Sydney Symphony, he has been guest Principal Trombone in both the Melbourne and West Australian Symphony orchestras and played with Australia’s leading musicians in casual orchestras and recording orchestras, as well as some of Australia’s leading chamber music ensembles. Ronald is also one of Australia’s leading brass teachers, and has been Lecturer in Trombone at the Sydney and Newcastle Conservatoriums.
Ronald also has wide experience as a conductor. He is constantly in demand to conduct orchestral reading classes. During 2006 – 2007, he held the post of Artistic Administrator and Chief Conductor of the Sydney Youth Orchestra, leading that orchestra on a very successful tour of Spain, as well as conducting a wide range of repertoire ranging from Beethoven, Berlioz and Brahms and Mahler, to newly commissioned works by Peter Sculthorpe and Rodger Smalley. In 2008 he was appointed the Chief Conductor/Artistic Director of the Kuring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he relinquished at the end of 2014.