The recital last week seemed to go down well with the Swiss audience. It was constructed of pairs of works, for example Xenakis would segue into a Brahms song or Scelsi into a Schubert song. The highlight and centre point of the evening was without doubt the world premiere of Rob Keeley's Circus Games. Having only [...]
Earlier this month I was lucky enough to be invited back to my old school, Leicester Grammar School, to take a workshop and play an evening recital. It was great to see so many of the staff still the same as when I went there, especially Messers. Chris Jeans and David Whittle of the music [...]
Over a year ago distinguished British composer Rob Keeley wrote a piece for me entitled Circus Games. It is scored for solo trombone and a septet of two clarinets, flute, horn, vibraphone and piano. Rob says that 'Circus Games was written above all as a FUN piece, as the title suggests. I imagine the Trombone as [...]
[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text css_animation="left-to-right"]Details of the British Trombone Society National Day have been announced. It is to be held at Cheetham's School of Music on Sunday March 30th and looks to be a fantastic. There is something for everyone, including classes from some of the finest professional players in the UK, a LIVE Google Hangout panel discussion and even a raffle. [...]
On 26th March I am going to be performing Berio's trombone concerto SOLO in Bern. It was co-commissioned by Symphony...
A complete take of Victoria's beautiful Congratulamini mihi. Enjoy...
Here are a few short extracts to give you an idea of what Septura is all about. There will be a CD coming out under the Naxos label with some great music on it, including Bruckner's Two Aequali for three trombones. I'll let you know more details as and when they are available.
Here are some pictures of the recital and Masterlass that I took last week (obviously not the photos, they are courtesy of Kevin Price). It was an absolute pleasure to play in the Dora Stoutzker Hall. I think it is without doubt the best recital hall I have ever played in! The students in at [...]
Antoine Courtois and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) have teamed up to make it possible for me to perform a lunchtime recital, followed by a masterclass at 1.15pm in the Dora Stoutzker Hall on January 31st. Having driven past the new building on numerous occasions, I'm excited about seeing inside. People [...]