“LOW BRASS FESTIVAL 2015 AT CCP”
THE Music Elements (Asia) Pte. Ltd., in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, stages the first and biggest gathering for trombone players and low brass fanatics in a 3-day event billed as the Low Brass Festival 2015 on July 10, 11, and 12, 2015 at the CCP Silangan Hall.
This festival features world renowned trombone and low brass players such as tenor trombonist Dr. Brett Baker, bass trombonist David Wong and euphonium player Adam Frey, along with celebrated local musicians. Likewise, participants will be treated to recitals by local soloists, quartets, quintets, ensembles and performances, workshop, master class by foreign artistes.
Dr. Brett Baker is viewed internationally as a leading brass performer and educator. He is passionate about encouraging composers to write pioneering new solo repertoire having commissioned 100 compositions. Brett is a clinician for Michael Rath Brass Instruments, Programme leader for Music at the University of Salford, Past-Principal Trombone of Black Dyke Band, a Past-President of the British Trombone Society, Chairman of the Awards Committee for the International Trombone Association, and Editor of Glissando Magazine.
Mr. David Wong obtained a full scholarship and pursued his music degree at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, USA and studied under John Swallow and Scott Hartman, during which he obtained fellowships and full scholarships to attend the Pacific Music Festival and Tanglewood Music Festival in USA. He won the top prize in solo and chamber competitions at the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington and the Yellowbird International Chamber Music Competition in Ohio. He has travelled widely to give trombone workshops at various music festivals and universities, with concerto performances around Asia.
One of the elite brass soloists in the world, Adam Frey travels the globe invigorating the international music scene with his virtuoso talent, sensitive lyricism and connection with audiences. Whether Adam’s performing with orchestras, wind bands, brass bands, or in solo recitals, audiences love his charismatic personality and accessible musical interpretations, and critics rave over his technical prowess and championship of the euphonium.
The Low Brass Festival 2015 is an international platform for all artists and participants to exchange ideas, boost creativity and continuity for this unique art form. Each day in the festival is set to educate, enrich, engage, entertain and leaving the best trombones and low brasses experience anyone can get.
Ticket prices are as follows: Php200 for the daily pass which entitles the bearer to all workshops and the evening concert scheduled for the day; and Php500 for the festival pass which grants access to all workshops and concerts for the duration of the festival. For more information, please contact 832-2314 or 832-3704. Visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph for the festival schedule.