Seth Rawleigh joined the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in 2022 after having spent nearly a decade living, studying, and performing in Switzerland. He moved to Switzerland to study tuba with Anne Jelle Visser at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). While at the ZHdK, he completed his Master of Music Performance: Orchestra and his Master of Music Specialized Performance: Solo. In the following years, he completed four additional performance certificates, also with Anne Jelle. During his time in Zurich, Seth completed two internships playing with the Bern Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra Biel Solothurn. Additionally, he worked regularly with many of the orchestras and operas in Switzerland while also performing often as a soloist and chamber musician. When possible, he returned to the U.S. to perform with orchestras such as the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Before moving to Switzerland, Seth completed his Bachelor degree with W. Craig Sutherland at Roberts Wesleyan College in 2013. While growing up in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, he studied with Matthew K. Brown and Jonathan R. Hinkson. Although, he has lived in many different places, his father’s family is from Western New York, where many family members still reside. This makes living in Buffalo feel like returning home.