Harold Hernandez

Wessex Ambassador

Harold Hernandez: Ophicleide, Cimbasso, Tuba

Cuban-born Tubaist Harold Hernández brings to Wessex a wealth of knowledge & experience in performance, lecturing, and thought-leadership surrounding the humble Tuba.

Both a Professor and Director of various institutions in Spain, Cuba, and Italy, Hernández is a world renowned and widely respected instrumentalist; regularly recording for radio, TV, and various record labels.

Hernández is a member of:

  • International Tubist Euphonium Association (ITEA)
  • National Union of Writers and Artists Cuba (UNEAC)
  • Spanish Association of Tubas and Bombardinos (AETYB)

A seasoned writer of all-things Tuba, Hernández regularly writes for teaching and specialist trade and musicology publications in Cuba, USA, and Spain, including; CLAVE Magazine, and HOQUET, alongside his own didactic blog in InBBflat.

Hernández is currently Professor of Tuba at the Jaén Conservatory of Music, as well as a member and founder of QURTUBA BRASS QUINTET, THE DIX MACHINE (Jazz) and Duo TU-BONE (Tuba and Trombone).


For more information about Hernández and to follow his work, please visit any of the following:


“From the excellent range of Wessex instruments, I have had the opportunity to test the following instruments:

“All, I find wonderful instruments at very reasonable prices; both sound quality and manufacturing are very successful.

“As I usually play in Bb, I have the excellent Travel Tuba “Mighty Midget” for my trips, classes, essays and some performances. Despite its small size, it has a wide and round sound that astonishes listeners.

“Hopefully soon I will have in my possession other Wessex instruments, to support me in developing my professional career as an interpreter and teacher.”

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