Cyrus Reynolds, b. 1988 – Rochester, New York. Cyrus Reynolds began his musical studies on the tenor trombone at the age of nine. After receiving a recording of Mahler’s Third Symphony with Benjamin Zander conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra, he was convinced that he wanted to become a musician at the age of 16. In 2006, he was admitted on scholarship to the Eastman School of Music. After his concerto debut with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007, Cyrus began to regularly perform within the orchestra under the guidance and mentorship of his teacher Mark Kellogg. While studying music theory and baroque counterpoint in addition to trombone at the conservatory, it was there Cyrus developed an interest in composition; an interest originating largely from a love of film music. In 2009, he moved to London where he would study composition, orchestration and conducting at the Royal College of Music. He currently lives in London, where he is undertaking postgraduate work at the Royal Academy of Music.