Byron Fulcher was born in Cornwall and took up the trombone at the age of 9. Just three years later he won the National Junior Solo Championships and performed a solo at Royal Albert Hall. He entered the Guildhall School of Music in 1988 where he studied with Eric Crees and shortly after graduating took up an appointment in the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia in Spain. He subsequently became Principal Trombone of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra before taking up the same position with the Philharmonia in 2001. He has given masterclasses in Asia (Japan, Singapore and China), Europe (UK, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland), and South America (Peru, Columbia) and teaches at the Royal College of Music in London. He directed the RCM Trombone Ensemble to runner up in the 2015 ITA Remington competition.
Byron has been Principal Trombone of the London Sinfonietta since 2008 and as a member has been involved in many British and world premieres including Birtwistle's "Echo" for horn & trombone with Michael Thompson, and John Adams' "Son of Chamber Symphony." Byron is also a member of the London Brass, performing both trombone and euphonium on the album "Surprise."