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Craxton Memorial Concert

On Sunday 14th April at 4pm Byron Fulcher, principal trombone of the Philharmonia Orchestra, will be performing at Craxton Studios in North London.  Along with soprano Ailish Tynan and pianist Alison Procter, he will be performing Mozart's Jener Donnerworte Kraft from his opera Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebotes, on alto trombone, alongside two pillars of the the trombone [...]

By | 2013-04-10T11:16:54+00:00 April 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Marriage, Moscow and more…

Apologies for the break between posts.  It is taking time to develop the habit of blogging, especially when things such as your own wedding sneak up on you!  Sarah and I had a very small wedding in the middle of March, followed by a boat party down the River Thames last Saturday night .  Sunday [...]

By | 2013-04-06T09:50:23+00:00 April 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Month in the Life…

It is no secret that working conditions in London have been in steady decline for many years now; money is no longer in abundance, while orchestras have become accustomed to fewer, if any, rehearsals.  Often this ensures a concert-heavy schedule, with repertoire changing by the day.  This is certainly the case with the RPO, and [...]

By | 2013-04-06T09:10:33+00:00 April 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Carol Jarvis Jazz Trombone Competition 2013

NEWS JUST IN: the deadline for the Carol Jarvis Jazz Trombone Competition has been put back to March 9th.  If you were inspired by Andy Wood (below), then this is just the competition for you.  It offers the winner a rare opportunity to visit the Centrum Jazz Workshop in Port Townsend, Washington.  Carol won it [...]

By | 2013-02-25T12:13:02+00:00 February 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Superbrass in Watford

Last Sunday, a concert featuring Superbrass will go down as one of the most unbelievable concerts I have had the pleasure of being involved in.  Put on in conjunction with Hertfordshire Music Service and Watford Boys Grammar School, Roger Argente's Superbrass played music from there debut CD Under the Spell of Spain.  It is not the first [...]

By | 2013-02-22T13:38:41+00:00 February 20th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Jonas Bylund in Bern

Back in January, Jonas Bylund visited Bern for a few days, putting Ian Bousfield's HKB trombone class  through their paces.  For three days he worked both individually and as an ensemble, culminating in a concert on the last evening.  Unfortunately, I had to return to London after the first day , but from chatting with [...]

By | 2013-02-12T08:42:16+00:00 February 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Low Brass Day – Birmingham Conservatoire

Yesterday I spent a very enjoyable afternoon at the Birmingham Conservatoire, playing a recital as part of a Low Brass Day.  This was a free-to-attend event, aimed at players of all ages and abilities who wanted to take there trombone or tuba playing to the next level.  They were in exceptionably good hands; Tony Howe [...]

By | 2013-02-04T15:11:11+00:00 February 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Amos Miller Article

The BTS published their winter edition of the trombonist before Christmas, which included some really great articles: The Alto Trombone by Roger Harvey, Composer's Corner with Dan Jenkins and David Purser's Trombonist's Island Discs offer something new for everyone.  For myself, the pick of the articles was A week in the life of Amos Miller.  It is one [...]

By | 2013-01-13T13:48:23+00:00 January 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments


After a hugely successful Klassenabend, here is a picture of the whole class, plus Ian Bousfield (far left) and Francois Killian (next to Ian).  There was some great performances, too many to note, but Yu Tamaki's rendition of Paul Creston's fiendishly difficult Fantasy for Trombone was quite brilliant.  The other person who deserves recognition is [...]

By | 2012-12-02T12:45:27+00:00 December 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Daniel Schnyder’s ‘Sonata for Trombone’

On Thursday 29th November, I will perform Daniel Schnyder's Sonata for Trombone as part of the Posaune Abendkonzert at the Hochschule der Kunste, Bern.  It should be a great evening of performances, including works by Creston, Stojowski, Jongen, Hindemith, Sulek, Rabe, Bourgeois, Handel, Grondahl, Guilmant and Tomasi.  The class in Bern is full of hugely talented young [...]

By | 2012-11-25T11:35:34+00:00 November 25th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments