Achilles Liarmakopoulos is the trombonist of the Canadian Brass. Achilles 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 National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
As a recitalist, Achilles has performed worldwide. He has won prizes at the Christian Lindberg International Competition, the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe (YMFE), and the International Trombone Festival’s Robert Marsteller/Conn-Selmer and Larry Wiehe solo competitions, to name a few. His discography includes five solo albums and five recordings with the Canadian Brass.
Achilles also performs with Pink Martini and salsa icon Ruben Blades. He is an adjunct trombone professor at Brooklyn College at CUNY University in NY.