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Born in Worcestershire, England, Duncan McTier studied a degree in mathematics at Bristol University before joining the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. McTier won the Isle of Man International Double Bass Competition in 1982 and since then he has performed often with many orchestras, including the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, RTVE Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne.
McTier is the principal professor of double bass at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Winterthur. Since 2007 Duncan McTier is a professor at the Queen Sofía College of Music in Madrid, Spain.
McTier Music presents over 40 publications exclusively involving double bass.