Trombonist

Alec Coles-Aldridge

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About Alec

A recent trombone graduate of the Royal College of Music.
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Trombonist
Oxfordshire
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Trombonist Alec Coles-Aldridge is currently a freelance musician in London, having recently worked as the Head of Brass at the International School of Moscow. Alec graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2018 where he studied with Amos Miller, Lindsay Shilling, Byron Fulcher and Emily White. Prior to this Alec studied for two years at the Junior Royal Academy of Music with David Whitson. Alec has performed with orchestras across London, including the London Firebird Orchestra, Haydn Chamber Orchestra and the London Street Orchestra, working with musicians such as John Wilson, Bernard Haitink, Nicholas Collon and Mike Lovatt. In 2017, Alec won the Grimsdyke Award in the Ealing Festival Brass Solo Competition. Alec is a keen performer on the sackbut- Renaissance trombone- and has performed with The Chapel Choir of Girton College from Cambridge University, the ensemble Vecchi Venti and as part of the Suffolk Villages Festival. In 2017, Alec attended Dartington International Summer School on sackbut as a scholar, studying with Emily White. Alec has extensive experience in education through his current position as brass teacher for Ealing Music Service, and through delivering workshops with the Royal Opera House, Teenage Cancer Trust and BBC Proms. As a writer, Alec has worked for the Pianist Magazine and for the Wagner News. Alec holds an enhanced DBS check.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Easy listening, Avant garde, Experimental, Light music, Bavarian oompah, French music, German music, Italian music, Russian music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Actor, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Beethoven - Symphony 5
Berlioz - Hungarian March
Berlioz - Roman Carnival
Brahms - Symphony 1
Brahms - Symphony 2
Brahms - Symphony 3
Brahms - Symphony 4
Bruckner - Symphony 9
Dvorak - Symphony 8
Dvorak - Symphony 9
Mahler - Symphony 2
Mahler - Symphony 5
Mozart - Requiem
R. Korsakov - Capriccio
R. Korsakov - Russian Easter
R. Korsakov - Scheherazade
Rossini - William Tell
Saint-Saëns - Symphony 3
Schubert - Unfinished
Schubert - Great Symphony
Shostakovich - Symphony 5
Tchaikovsky - Symphony 4
Tchaikovsky - Symphony 5
Tchaikovsky - Symphony 6
Verdi - La Forze del Destino
Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries
Wagner - Tannhäuser

Reviews

From customers:

Audience, 2 years ago

Beautiful, lyrical playing with sophisticated phrasing

Audience, 2 years ago

Energetic and characterful