Phillip Lawrence


Composer, conductor, teacher

Phillip Lawrence

Contact details

Chateau Charly,
9 Route de Cornusse,
Charly, Cher
18350 France

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Trumpet from the age of 10 via father via SA. Later with Alan Stringer RLPO & first pro gig at 18 with the RLPO and also playing with British Rail Edge Hill Band under Bob Dean. RNCM under John Dickenson/Howard Snell also joining Manchester CWS Band under Frank Renton. To London to play with the Royal Opera Covent Garden, later also with BBCSO, LSO, RPO, Philharmonia, LPO, Wren, Ulster, Scottish Chamber, London Bach, Saddlers Wells, West End Shows.

Became endorsee as soloists with DEG trumpets and presented a prototype by hand from Don Getzen himself. Very early retirement from pro trumpet to write/compose, build studio. 60 + music track ad's for TV commercials inc. Nike, The Times, Wriggleys, Smarties, Ibuleve, The Post Office, Guinness, Classic fm idents.

Own publishing Co Elms Publishing with over 150 works and arrangements for Brass Band @ the 4barsrest shop.

Commissions from the RAF for their centenary in 2018 premiered at the Albert Hall with sold out audience of 2547 hosted by Carol Vorderman broadcast BBC1 and Radio 2. Special commissions for FNIMN Radio 2 with the BBCCO.

6 feature films, one restoration newly composed for the silent film horror classic "Nosferatu". Author of "Technically Graded Exercises for valved Brass" published Faber and originally used for the Trinity Exam Brass Syllabus.

Currently had work chosen for the 2023 area 1st section set piece.



Luton Brass Band - Masterclass with David Daws

Wednesday 27 September • St Augustine's Church, Luton LU3 2JR

South Yorkshire Police -

Saturday 30 September • Sheffield Catherdral. Church Street. Sheffield. S1 1HA

Epping Forest Band - Thundersley Brass Band

Saturday 30 September • Salvation Army Hall, Hadleigh, Essex SS7 20F

Friary Brass Band - guest soloist Tom Smith

Saturday 30 September • Trinity Methodist Church. Brewery Road. Woking GU21 4LH

Contest: Bolsover Festival of Brass

Saturday 30 September • Shirebrook Academy, Common Lane, Shirebrook. Derbyshire NG20 8QF

Ringwood and Burley Band

September 29 • Musical Director required for a friendly, non-contesting band. We take part at various local events and also present two concerts annually. Rehearsals are held weekly in Ringwood, Hampshire. There are vacancies for players to join us.

Harlow Brass Band

September 29 • Seeking a MUSICAL DIRECTOR - We are a friendly, non-contesting band who play to a good standard. We hold our own Spring and Christmas concerts and provide entertainment at various local events throughout the year.

East of England Co-op Band

September 27 • We are looking for an Eb or Bb bass player to fill a vacancy due to a player's relocation. We are a friendly and ambitious Championship section band who rehearse in Ipswich, Suffolk on a Monday evening. We have a healthy concert and contest diary.

John Durrant

MA LLCM TD CertEd (Dist)
Conductor, Band Trainer, Composer, Trumpet and Cornet Soloist, Arranger, Adjudicator


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