Byron Fulcher was born in Cornwall and took up the trombone at the age of nine. He studied with Denis Wick prior to entering the Guildhall School of Music where he studied with Eric Crees.
Whilst still a student, Byron performed the British première of Ranki's Tales of Father Goose and has since performed the concerti by Gordon Jacob, Launy Grondahl, Ferdinand David and Derek Borgeois with ensembles such as the London Symphony Orchestra, RAF Central Band and Lima Symphony Orchestra, Peru. Byron was invited to perform at the International Trombone Festival in Helsinki 2002 and Birmingham 2006.
Byron is principal trombonist of the Philharmonia Orchestra with whom he has recorded Mahler's Symphony No. 3, having previously held positions in the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Spain and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He also works with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and London Sinfonietta, teaches at the Royal College of Music and is a member of London Brass playing trombone and euphonium on their album Surprise.