29 November 2009

Prime Brass (UK)

Cambridge-based ensemble Prime Brass was formed in 1989 by trumpeter Paul Garner. For its first thirteen years Prime Brass appeared predominantly as a quintet, comprising (since 2001) Michel Sedgwick and Paul Garner (trumpets), Guy Llewellyn (horn), Alex Hewins (trombone) and Christopher Lawrence (tuba). Since 2002, however, the ensemble has developed into a regular 10-piece ensemble, and it is in this formation that Prime Brass currently gives most of its concerts.
As well as regular 10-piece and quintet performances, the ensemble expands for a few concerts each year to perform repertoire for symphonic forces or larger. In particular, the players appreciate the opportunity to perform regularly in Ely Cathedral and the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge. Prime Brass gives an annual recital in King’s Chapel, conducted by the Director of Music at King’s, Stephen Cleobury, with whom the ensemble enjoys a flourishing relationship. These recitals include the addition of the organ, reflecting the ensemble’s exploration of the repertoire for this combination, which has led to performances of works by composers such as Cowell, David, Delerue, Hakim, Koechlin, Langlais, Leitner, Müller-Zürich, Schmidt, Vierne and Wills. Read more...

15 November 2009

Fanfare Brass (UK)

Fanfare was formed in November 2002. Between them, the five brass players have a combined total of over 200 years of musical experience! They perform at all kinds of engagements including weddings, garden parties, military functions, race meetings, charity events and other concerts. They tailor their performance on YOU the customer.
Fanfare also like to vary their line-up by using different combinations of instruments. The traditional brass quintet is 2 cornets, horn, trombone and tuba. However, Paul Stamp also plays Flugel Horn beautiful for jazz pieces or a generally warmer sound. Kevin Dickson-Lane loves to razzle dazzle on his post horn, Don Pears on piano, Will Lane on Percussion and Caroline Parker on Vocals. Fanfare loves entertaining.

12 November 2009

Panam' Trombone Quartet (Fr.)

Quatuor PANAM’TROMBONE was created in 1994. It is made up by Emmanuel FLAUM, Stéphane GUIHEUX, Tristan MAUGUIN and Eddie SOUCHOIS. They have conducted recitals, played in orchestras and presented shows. They have also developed pedagogical material that they teach to beginners and advanced students.

They have recorded two CD’s : “Quadrature” en 2000 et “X ans” en 2007. These original pieces of work are highly recommended by the young contemporary French composers such as Long, Thilloy, Rufet, Braye-Weppes….They are also immensely appreciated by the classical composers such as Wood, Piazzola, Debussy…

They won the Ist Price at the “Concours de Musique de Chambre” at Eurorégion 2000