St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

GMT Brass

Tuesday, 6 September at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

GMT Brass

Raymond Premru
                      Of Knights and Castles

J.S Bach arr. Chris Mowart
                     Suite for Brass

                                   I. Prelude
                                   II. Allemande
                                   III. Gavotte
                                   IV. Sarabande
                                   V. Gigue

 Traditional arr. Elgar Howarth
                      Greensleves

 Rolf Wilhelm Maurer
                      Five Pieces for Brass Ensemble -

                                   I. Fanfare
                                   II. Tempo di Valse
                                   III. Bavaria
                                   IV. Interludio lirico
                                   V. Polka

Warren/Dubin arr. Roger Harvey
                       I only have eyes for you

Ernesto Lecuona arr. Stuart Malcom
                      Malagueña  

 

In 2013 a collection of young musicians from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance formed the GMT Brass Ensemble. The group is currently made up of players from 3 major London music colleges and also has players working in management and Admin roles at the Royal Opera House and Rhinegold Publishing. The GMT Brass Ensemble are a young, modern, professional group of players who are very keen to bring brass chamber music to the public's attention.

Over the past 3 years, the group performed across London in venues such as St John's Smith Square, The ExCel Exhibition Centre, a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and even playing on the Thames as part of the celebrations for the Queen becoming the longest reigning British Monarch in 2015 and her 90th Birthday in 2016.

The group have experience performing at a wide variety of events from lunchtime recitals to radio broadcasts, charity concerts to private functions. Aside from the 10 piece ensemble, the GMT have performed as a Brass Quintet, Trombone Quartet and Full Symphonic Brass Ensemble.

Over the past 3 years, GMT have had guidance and coaching from Oren Marshall, Graham Lee, Roger Argente, Carol Jarvis, Phil White & Stephen Maw. Players have performed with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, Chineke! Orchestra, Greenwich International Early Music Festival and have worked on projects with the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 & Naxos Recording.

Alongside their orchestral experience, our players have been invited to take part in masterclasses by Gábor Tarkövi (Principal Trumpet - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), Phil Cobb (Principal Trumpet - LSO), Thomas Hooten (Principal Trumpet - LA Philharmonic), Andrew Crowley (Trumpet - London Brass), Andrew Bain (Principal Horn - LA Philharmonic), Richard Bissill (Horn - London Brass & Royal Opera House), Frank Lloyd (Horn - Philip Jones Brass Ensemble & London Brass), Lindsey Shilling (Trombone - London Brass & Royal Opera House), Dudley Bright (Principal Trombone - LSO) and Sue Addison (Founder member and Principal Trombone - Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment).

The group has raised over £1500 for charities across the UK and all of our members have been in to local schools and been involved in Educational Programmes. This is all part of the group giving back to society and encouraging the next generation of young musicians. The GMT have worked with music centres including The Centre for Young Musicians and a number of our members are active teachers across London.

The GMT Brass Ensemble are looking forward to the future with a number of recitals booked in over the next year. Discussions have also started about recording their first album and the possibility of going on tour.

Trumpets
Andrew Pitt
Peter Athans
Daniel Crouch
Natalie Mellers

Horn
Derryck Nasib

Trombones
Jacob Coton
Vanessa Ritchie-Suarez
Nicolas Jones

Bass trombone
Philip Entwistle

Tuba
Thomas Kelly

Percussion
George Jones