19 August 2007

Spanish Brass Luur Metalls (SP)

Spanish Brass Luur Metalls has recorded his 11th Cd, entitled SBALZ BRASS ENSEMBLE, with the best brass players of Spain, conducted by Christian Lindberg. This Cd was presented at the Spanish Brass Alzira 2007 Festival and is composed of the pieces commissioned by the festival since 2003. Fierabrass, by Juanjo Colomer; Ter i Anta, by Ferrer Ferran; Reencontres, by Andrés Valero; Luurphoniam, by Francisco Zacarés and Brain Rubbish, by Christian Lindberg.With Spanish Brass Luur Metalls are recording this cd Rubén Marqués, Luís González, Pep Antoni Cassado, Pacho Flores, Carlos Gil, Miguel José Martínez "Viriato", Juan Carlos Matamoros, María Rubio, Vicent Puertos, David Alonso, Mario Osca, Alberto Pons and Vicent López.

Ben van Dijk (NL)

Ben earned his Solo Diploma cum laude in 1980 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In 1976, he was appointed to the bass trombone position in the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. He continued to study with Jeff Reynolds and Roger Bobo in Los Angeles.After 23 years with the N.R.P.O., Ben joined the Rotterdam Philharmonic as solo bass trombonist. He played for more then 15 years with the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, and is still active as bass trombonist in the Dutch Jazz Orchestra. He has also played with the Dutch Brass Sextet for fourteen years. Ben is Professor at the Rotterdam Conservatory and the Royal College of Music in Manchester.