Inner City Brass
About Inner City Brass
Inner City Brass is made up of some of the UK's most in demand young brass players. Featuring Principal Trumpets of two UK orchestras, the Co-Principal Horn of Opera North and the current Tuba player in the Orchester Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker. Formed in 2011, Inner City Brass quickly showed their potential, winning the Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensemble Prize 4 months after their first rehearsal, which lead to them becoming Yeoman's of the company and then later that year then taking to prize at the Brass Competitive Showcase at the Three Choirs Festival, which featured ensembles selected from other UK music colleges, leading to the quintet featuring in the same festival in Hereford 2012. As individuals, members of the group have performed with orchestras and ensembles in concert halls all over the world, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Opera North, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the John Wilson Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Onyx Brass, Superbrass and many many more. Inner City Brass have previously featured in the Buxton Festival and the Petworth festival where the following comments were made, respectively; “Inner City Brass presented a virtuoso and highly entertaining performance to a near-capacity audience. We would have them back anytime.” “It's tempting to think you pretty much know what you are going to get when booking a brass ensemble, but in the case of Inner City Brass, those expectations were wholly blown apart. This was a superb and unforgettably virtuosic performance, partly through the genuinely interesting and attractive spoken introductions, and also because of a moment of sheer originality and surprise when the tuba player played something that simply shouldn't be possible on that instrument. Prior to the festival there seemed to be a number of candidates for 'highlight of the festival', but this event was nominated by more than a handful and came straight out of left field!” From an early age these performers have been involved in ensembles with very high standards, such as the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the European Union Youth Orchestra with some of them holding Principal chairs whilst being members. The members have also had success as individuals as well, with a previous BBC Radio 2 Young Musician of the Year, a previous brass finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year and former Bath and Essex Young Musicians of the Year.