Terry Trower

Terry started to play the drums at the age of 8 and according to him “my lucky breaks were in my early life in the music profession as a drummer”. At the age of 15, Terry formed a quartet and played at local dances. At the same time he started studying with the retired principal […]

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Don Bateman

Don Bateman started playing the cornet at the age of 12, later switching to the trumpet. After 3 years at the Royal College of Music (ARCM Teaching Diploma) Don undertook various freelance engagements. Later a Certificate of Education, gained at Trent Park (now part of Middlesex University) led to brass teaching along with an eclectic […]

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Philip Godfrey

Philip is a freelance musician living in London. He concentrates mainly on composing, but is also a pianist, organist and music teacher. His compositions – instrumental, choral and theatre music – are tonal and accessible in style, they are widely performed and published. Philip studied music at Cambridge University, where he was an organ scholar […]

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Jeffery Wilson

Jeffery Wilson is perhaps best known as a composer. He studied at the Royal College of Music, Cambridge and Paris and numbers among his teachers John Lambert, Herbert Howells, Gordon Jacob and Olivier Messiaen. His performances and recordings range from pop and jazz to classical and contemporary and he performs regularly with ‘Triptych’ and his […]

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Salvatore Sciarratta

Salvatore Sciarratta (born August 22, 1995) is an Italian trombonist, euphoniumist and composer. In November 2018 he obtained the Bachelor of Arts in Trombone studying with Giuseppe Bonanno at the “Alessandro Scarlatti” Conservatory of Palermo. He studied Euphonium with Francesco Tolentino in the same Conservatory. As a self-taught he approaches composition and arrangement. Salvatore is […]

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Ying-Chen Kao

Taiwanese-American composer/pianist Ying-Chen Kao’s (高盈真) music has been described as “exceedingly beautiful” in Soundboard Magazine UK, a “challenging and rich work” in the Coral Gables Gazette, and “an evocative and surreal soundscape” on minor 7th.com. Her compositions have been featured at MUSIQA, TCC Taiwan Night Concert, Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series, Union Square Chamber Music Society, […]

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Thomas Zugger

Praised for his “beautiful resonate tone” and “outstanding flexibility” (ITA Journal), Dr. Thomas W Zugger has enjoyed an international career as a performer, educator and composer.  Zugger is currently Dean and Professor of Trombone and Euphonium at the Capital University Conservatory of Music in Columbus, OH.  He spends his summers teaching at the International Music […]

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Edward Maxwell

Edward Maxwell was born and brought up in Birmingham.  He studied at Sussex University and the Royal College of Music and enjoys a varied career as a freelance trumpet player. Highlights have included playing in seven productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, including sharing a stage with David Tennant in Richard II, and making a […]

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Martin Yates

Martin Yates started playing the trombone at the age of twelve. Fired with the idea of dance band music and jazz he joined the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra. By the time he was 16 he was the principle trombone for the Birmingham Schools Orchestra Wind Band and the Midland Youth Orchestra and was also composing/arranging […]

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Peter Thorne

Peter Thorne born 1955 Peter read music at Worcester College Oxford in the mid-1970s and subsequently studied at the University of East Anglia. Although he learned a great deal at this time, an equivalent influence has been his subsequent work as a pianist in popular music, theatre and jazz. Many of Peter’s compositions show at […]

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Peter Longworth

Described as “dazzlingly-atmospheric” (the Glasgow Herald), Peter’s music has been performed internationally in countries including the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands, as well as in UK venues such as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Cadogan Hall, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, St John’s Smith Square and Saint Martin […]

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Adrian Taylor

Adrian Taylor has been working as a trombonist, conductor, instrumental teacher and composer/arranger in the British Midlands for over 30 years. He regularly plays trombone for a number of musical theatre companies and is a member of the English Trombone Consort (www.englishtromboneconsort.co.uk). Adrian is the conductor of Birmingham Schools’ Wind Orchestra and is often invited […]

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Ian White

Ian White began his musical career as an orchestral trombone player with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.  Having received encouragement from Herbert Howells in the early 1970s, he returned to composition in 1992 with Spire Studies (wind quintet) and Renaissances (brass sextet).  The latter was performed by the London Mozart Players conducted by the composer.   Undertones […]

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Ray Steadman-Allen

Ray Steadman-Allen was born 18 September 1922 in Muller Road, Horfield, Bristol to Salvation Army officer parents. He is a composer of brass band music, and became a Salvation Army officer himself in 1949, from the Harrow corps. He graduated with a B.Mus. In 1951 he married Joyce Foster, who became a Salvation Army officer […]

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Karen Street

Karen studied music at Bath University, Welsh College of Music and Drama and Guildhall School of Music. She is now a freelance musician and composer and her wide-ranging skills (accordion/saxophone/clarinet) keeps her in demand for a broad range of projectsencompassing classical, contemporary and jazz.  On the UK jazz scene Karen has created a niche for herself. She was a regular member of  Mike Westbrook’s groups and played with Tim Garland as part of Lammas.  Other credits include Martin Taylor, Maria Schneider, Phil Robson Octet, Steve Arguelles, Tina May andNikki Iles. Karen’s debut CD for solo accordion of original compositions “Finally a beginning” was released 2001 and received great reviews. Her reputation as a jazz accordionist and composer was firmly establishes with ‘Accordion Crimes’ her second CD. Joining her on this albumis  Stan Sulzmann, Fred T Baker and Mike Outram. Karen’s third CD ‘Another Story’  was released in November 2008 and features Fred Baker on guitar, Sara Colman on voice and Andrew Tween on percussion. She has a new band called Streetworks with Mike Outram,guitar, Will Harris, bass and Andy Tweed on saxophone. Other performing credits are: Ute Lemper, Sir Willard White, Royal Shakespeare Company, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, The Nash Ensemble, Ice Breaker, Opera North, BBC Philharmonic, the RPO, the LSO, the Matrix Ensemble, Ballet Rambert, Glyndbourne Opera, Royal Opera House, Grace Jones, Andrea Bocelli, Strictly Come Dancing tour.  As a saxophone player she was a member of the all girl saxophone quartet ‘The Fairer Sax’ who appeared on television and radio and at festivals all over the world. Subsequently she joined Saxtet a saxophone quintet playing the original compositions and arrangements ofthe players. COMPOSING Karen regularly composes for saxophone from solo pieces to saxophone choirs. She is published published by Boosey & Hawkes, June Emerson and Saxtet Publications and her pieces often appear on exam syllabuses in the UK.  Her arrangement of ‘When a Knight won his spurs’ for saxophone quartet was chosen to by the Fondazione Adkins Chiti to be played in various venues in Italy. In 2001 she started writing for accordion  her main instrument and produced an CD of original compositions.Her composition for solo accordion “In the Ballroom with the Rope” took first prize at the London Accordion Festival, Composition Competition, 2001. She started writing for brass when her children took up the trombone and french horn and has written many arrangements for different brass ensembles. […]

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