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Dearbhla Nolan, Ireland, Trumpet

Simon Holman, Australia, Trumpet

Abigail Sanders, UK, Horn

Louise Oakes, UK, Trombone

Founded in 2013, Berlin International Brass has lost no time in establishing itself as an important voice in the fabric of Berlin's cultural life. Comprising of four accomplished and passionate young musicians, all drawn to the wealth of musical and creative possibilities of the city, the ensemble is actively forging new paths for brass chamber music.

With a repertoire ranging from little-known renaissance vocal music to the avant-garde, this dynamic group is not shy of a challenge. Committed to expanding the chamber brass repertoire, the ensemble have commissioned and premiered works by Renee Baker (Chicago, USA), Marcelo Nadruz (Brazil), Hazel Leach (UK/Berlin), Elisabeth Angot (France) and Stephen Crowe (UK/Berlin). Horn player Abigail Sanders is also a composer and has written for the group, and all the members also write arrangements.

In addition to regular concerts at home in Berlin, the ensemble have a busy touring schedule, with dates in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Poland and Germany so far. Their debut CD, France and Beyond, featuring cornerstones of the chamber brass repertoire by Poulenc and Bozza, was released in April 2014 to critical acclaim. In 2015, Berlin International Brass were appointed Artists-in-Residence at the Adlershof Weihnachtsmarkt (Berlin). Earlier this year, following a successful performance in Stockholm, the quartet spent a week in Leksand, where they were one of four groups chosen to participate in the Stockholm Chamber Brass Academy.

Ever-eager to awaken new audiences to the delights of brass chamber music, the ensemble offers schools' workshops, children's concerts and coaching, in English and German. Reactions from teachers and pupils have been extremely positive.

Berlin International Brass is available for booking, whether for concerts, festivals, touring or commercial events, weddings or private parties. With a large and constantly expanding repertoire, the ensemble offers something for every occasion.

Further information and contact details are available on our website: www.bibrass.de or via facebook: www.facebook.com/BIBrass

reneepic

International Brass......what a disruptive, exciting and bombastic group of brass adventurers. With glorious and dramatic energy, I was flushed with excitement as they performed my piece LISTENING SONIC MYSTERIUM..I could not envision a more sensitive reading and energy on the stage was transmitted to the audience so effectively...Consonant or dissonant, this is a world class brass entity..each member a fine artist in his/her own right....so, so proud..

Reneé C. Baker (http://reneebakercomposer.com/)
Music Director
Chicago Modern Orchestra Project
PEK' Contemporary Project

 

nadruz 01The performance made by the competent brass quartet, Berlin International Brass of my work dedicated to the musicians of the group, was stupendous. They are very intelligent, sensitive instrumentalists and captured very well the essence of the piece.

Marcelo Nadruz (http://www.marcelonadruz.com.br/)
Conductor - Composer - Arranger

 

Bryan FoxArtistically, their programme was varied, technically demanding and excellently delivered… They established an immediate rapport with the large, knowledgeable and very appreciative audience through their playing and their introductions which were always nicely judged.

I have no hesitation in recommending Berlin International Brass

Bryan Fox
Director
Didsbury Coffee Concerts
(http://www.stjamesandemmanuel.org/didsbury-coffee-concerts/)