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Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA

Conductor / Adjudicator

Craig Roberts

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South Wales, U.K.


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Craig studied at the University of Salford, gaining first his BA (Hons) then Masters degree there, studying with Dr Roy Newsome and Prof David King. Whilst at the university, Craig was awarded the Roy Newsome conducting prize as the outstanding undergraduate conductor of the academic year 2000.

Within Wales he has conducted the majority of the top brass bands, including the world number one brass band, Cory, who Craig guest conducted for the Golden Jubilee procession through London of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Craig also enjoyed lengthy and successful tenures as Musical Director of Northop, Parc & Dare, Burry Port and is currently MD of Lewis-Merthyr Band (First Section) and Seindorf Arian Crwbin (Second Section).

Craig has been successful in competition at the highest level, winning the Welsh League Championship in championship section on three occasions (2006, 2009 and 2011) with three different bands, and has won every contest in the Welsh League season. Craig was named Conductor of the Year by the SEWBBA and WWBBA in 2004.

For a number of years Craig was Director of Music of the Woods Mfg Co Brass Band based in Stittsville, Ontario, Canada and directed the band at several of the world's largest military shows including the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax, Canada, where he is now Assistant Director of this, the world's largest annual indoor show.

Craig frequently works overseas, and has toured to Australia, Canada, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Libya, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine and the USA. He was a guest clinician & adjudicator for the Mid-Atlantic Brass Band Festival, USA in 2015 & 2017, and in Canada, together with Dr Robert Childs & David Childs, Craig founded the successful North American Brass Band Summer School (NABBSS).

Craig has also directed in concert numerous leading bands, which have included Black Dyke, Brighouse & Rastrick, Cory, Leyland and the Band of Her Majesty's Grenadier Guards. He has worked closely with some of the brass band world's leading figures, including Richard Evans, Major Peter Parkes, James Watson and more; and has commissioned numerous works from some of our leading composers, including Peter Graham, Edward Gregson, Philip Wilby and Michael Ball.

Alongside his conducting and adjudicating work, Craig is a leading freelance arts management consultant, and works closely with the renowned Welsh orchestral conductor Owain Arwel Hughes CBE and Wales' national classical music festival, the Welsh Proms Cymru, plus the chamber orchestra Camerata Wales l Cymru. Craig is a member of the Board of Directors of Sound Affairs, a trustee of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, and a member of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA). In addition to all of the above, Craig still supplies brass tuition to numerous schools and young musicians in his home county of Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales.

Further information on Craig and his current activities can be found at www.croberts100.com

 

 



Grimethorpe Colliery Band -

Saturday 20 April • Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LB HU2 8LB


Gresley Colliery Band - A George's Day Concert

Saturday 20 April • The Gresley Old Hall, Church Gresley DE11 9QW


Regent Hall Concerts - Regent Hall Band & Regent Brass

Saturday 20 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) . 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Contest: European Brass Band Championships

Friday 26 April • 2m2c Montreux Music & Convention Centre,Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland  . 1820


Regent Hall Concerts - Celebrity Recital - Brett Baker (trombone) Elliot

Friday 26 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


The Corsham Band

April 18 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.


Hitchin Band

April 17 • HORN VACANCY - Hitchin Band are looking for a 1st/2nd horn to join our Championship section band. We are a sociable band with a busy calendar of concerts and events. The position is negotiable. We rehearse Monday and Thursdays evenings.


Moulton 77 Brass Band

April 17 • Following a busy 2018 & our strong placing at areas; Moulton 77 are keen to welcome new members, particularly cornets and trombones. We are a friendly, lively group, aspiring to progress to the third section. We need more players to swell our numbers.


John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor