Kemnay Church Centre AB51 5QP
1.00pm to 3.00pm
For amateur and semi-pro players of brass instruments. There will be 5 tutors. Places will available up to a total of 20 players. Suitable for most levels of ability.
Music will be chosen by “Pure Brass”
12.45 pm Arrival & registration.
1.00 pm-3.00 pm; Workshop.
3.00 pm Tea/coffee & depart.
Fee £20.00 inc. tea/ coffee. Students in FTE £10.00.
This is an excellent low-cost training experience made possible by grants from Chamber Music Scotland and The Garioch Partnership and is another Inverurie Music workshop, part of a developing successful series.
Pure Brass (vide infra) is a virtuosic professional brass ensemble playing a concert in Inverurie on 22nd. The workshop format will involve the ensemble, working individually and together. Participants may be placed in smaller groups depending upon instrument mix.
To book contact Ian Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings close Feb. 7th.
Andrew Connell Smith and Iain Archibald (trumpet), Martin Murphy (French horn), Chris Mansfield (trombone) and Danielle Price (tuba).
Award winning Pure Brass is a vibrant, young and well established brass quintet, which performs regularly to critical acclaim. Formed in 2006 at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the group has quickly become a prominent ensemble within the Scottish chamber music scene. Pure Brass is part of the Live Music Now scheme and Enterprise Music Scotland residency project, which will lead towards a commission and concert tour across Scotland. Success in competitions has seen Pure Brass win the RSAMD Governor’s Chamber Music Prize, leading to a concert performance which was subsequently made into a recording for BBC Radio Scotland, the Mary D. Adams Prize for chamber music and the Norman Cooper Chamber Music Competition. This year the group also made it into the final of the prestigious Royal Overseas League Competition. Individually the members of Pure Brass can be seen regularly playing with the BBC Scottish Symphony, Royal Scottish National and Scottish Opera Orchestras. Regularly seen performing across the UK, Pure Brass has given recitals at leading festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, Durham Festival of Brass and Aberdeen International Youth Festival. Pure Brass has a strong belief in the music of its generation and recently performed a sold out concert of contemporary music in the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama accompanied by mixed media. They have premiered a variety of new works by young upcoming composers including Polish Dances by composer Marek Pasieczny, which was performed at the Sounds New contemporary music festival in Canterbury. Education is also central to the group’s work and Pure Brass regularly performs workshops and interactive concerts in self-governed classes and under the auspices of Live Music Now.