28 August 2008

Bella Tromba (UK)

Bella Tromba are a unique and innovative ensemble. Their dynamic performances and charismatic personalities ensure that their work extends far beyond the boundaries of the classical music world. Bella Tromba met in 2004 at the Royal Academy of Music whilst studying for Postgraduates. Their aim was to form a versatile ensemble and to find repertoire to show the full spectrum of colours that the trumpet has to offer. The trumpet has been under exploited in the field of chamber music, though its versatility makes it ideal for this genre. Bella Tromba have unearthed much forgotten music for trumpet quartet as well as shaping the future of the trumpet quartet by commissioning and arranging new works.
The members of Bella Tromba have all performed with many of the countries leading orchestras, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, the Halle, the Orchestra of the Swan and the London Mozart Players.

Bella Tromba’s Outreach programme is an opportunity for all types of people to discover and explore live music performed by dynamic young professional musicians.
Every concert and workshop is an exciting mix of Classical, Popular and Jazz music. Each piece is introduced with listening notes, and the production of sound is explored through informative and fun demonstrations.

08 August 2008

Ewald Brass Quintet (Hungary)

The Ewald Brass Quintet was founded in 1996 by former students of Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest). The Members of the ensemble are Levente Bakó, Tamás Tarkó, András Kovalcsik, Péter Magyar, Attila Peresztegi. They are also acknowledged as soloists and winners, awarded to prizes at numerous national competitions. In 1998, at their first parcipitation in international competitions, they have been awarded the first prize and also an extra prize of the jury at the highest-ranked VII. International Brass Competition in Narbonne (France). In the following two years, the ensemble won prizes at eight high-rank international competitions.

03 August 2008

Miraphone Tuba Quartet (France)

Four Frenchmen, who play the tuba: Philippe Wendling, Patrick Couttet, Philippe Gallet and Olivier Galmant show as Miraphone Tuba Quartett, what the often too little appreciated instrument is capable of.
For 14 years now, the artists have been giving concerts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the USA.
With that, they received such excellent reputation as a quartet, that amazed even experts in music of brass instruments.
The four musicians already met several times in the course of their education, but it was not until 1993, when they again met at the National Conservatory in Paris, that they got to know each other very well, personally as well as musically.
Although four tubas are not a customary cast, the musicians want to show that, also with these instruments, it is possible to offer an entertaining repertoire.

The Extreme Trombone Quartet (Hungary)

The EXTREME Trombone Quartet was founded in 2004 by students and graduates of the Music Academy. The four excellent young trombonists joined together in a regular trombone quartet formation: 3 tenor and a bass trombone. They were brought together by friendship, love of brass music and the wish to express their common musical message to create their own performance. The band intends to exploit the spectrum of brass chamber music as well as stepping across the boundaries of the genre. This is demonstrated not only by the carefully compiled arrangements but also by their own self-written pieces all of which require high-level, virtuoso playing.

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