As one of Canada’s preeminent classical saxophonists, Tristan De Borba is quickly gaining a reputation as an innovative and engaging musician, with a versatility and sensitive musicianship.

Tristan has been engaged as a soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue and conductor across Canada. As a soloist, Tristan has performed with the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and Acadia University Wind Ensembles and was recently featured as a guest artist at the 2014 Scotia Festival.

An active freelance musician, Tristan has performed with various ensembles throughout the maritimes including: Symphony Nova Scotia, Opera Nova Scotia, Scotia Winds and the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Tristan is also a member of the Brogue Saxophone Quartet. Atlantic Canada’s premier saxophone quartet, Brogue combines Classical, Jazz, Contemporary and World music styles in a fun and engaging show.

As a pedagogue, Tristan is on faculty at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia where he runs an ever-expanding saxophone class. He is also on faculty at the Maritime Conservatory of music in Halifax. Tristan has given masterclasses at Mount Allison University, the University of Toronto and the Atlantic band festival.

In addition to his work at Acadia and in Nova Scotia, Tristan is concurrently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Toronto in saxophone performance under the tutelage of Dr. Wallace Halladay.