Neil Konouchi is a freelance tuba player based in Nashville, TN. An active studio musician, he can be heard on numerous motion picture, TV and video game soundtracks and has recorded and performed with artists including Jack White, Imagine Dragons, Alice Cooper, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Faith Hill and many more. Neil is the principal tubist for the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera and a regular substitute/extra with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. He appears with the NSO on Naxos recordings 8.570716 (Pictures at an Exhibition) and 8.559678 (Morning’s Embrace). Neil is also a founding member of Halfbrass, a New Orleans-style brass band.
Prior to relocating to Nashville, Neil played tuba and bass trombone as a cast member in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. He attended the University of Southern California where he studied with legendary studio musicians Tommy Johnson and Jim Self and later finished his degree at Berklee College of Music.
Aside from performing, Neil is an experienced music educator, arranger, clinician and adjudicator. He currently serves on the design team and as brass caption head for Father Ryan HS (Nashville, TN).