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Phil Lawrence

ARCM PGRNCM MFTCL ARCM B.Mus.

Composer and conductor

Phil Lawrence

Contact details

Addiscombe 10 Empress Ave Aldersbrook Wanstead London E12 5ES


More about Phil

Having already gained two ARCM’s in teaching & performance at 19 in Liverpool, Phil gained a place as a postgraduate at the RNCM in trumpet and conducting, and joined Manchester CWS on arrival in Manchester leaving his old band Edge Hill British Rail, under the baton of Bob Dean. This CWS period was just after Alex Mortimer, the principal conductors at the time being Maurice Hanford, Frank Renton & Jim Scott. Within the time at the RNCM he worked with the BBCPO, The Halle, Opera North, Liverpool Phil, Scottish Chamber & Manchester Camerata. Also, at that time he composed fanfares for the Duchess of Kent, and ditties for BBC Northwest Nationwide.

On moving to London Phil worked with the Royal Opera, Philharmonia, Wren Orch, BBCSO, Philamusica, Saddlers Wells and various sound tracks and two West End shows. He took the solo platform for two years and became an endorsee of Signature (DEG) Trumpets, and appeared at the Cheltenham Festival, Bromsgrove, Alsager, recorded a piccolo album with Ian Tracy at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, and performing the Arutunian Concerto at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, which got rave reviews in the Daily Telegraph.

Now a full time composer and studio owner with over 200 TV & radio credits inc. ad’s such as Nike & The Times, and creating “Victorian Virtuosi” the Arban play-a-long album, Phil runs his publishing company, ELMS. This publishes music for brass bands in general, and educational music for AS level, band trainers & wind band. All of this music can be seen and heard at his web site listed below. This year has seen 14 premiers from his pen, Richard Marshall premiered Phil’s cornet concerto in New Zealand and in the same concert, 11 other works inc. his new Championship test piece “Gregoritas” were played by Waitakere. Also in June 2003 was the premier of his “Letchworth Suite” commissioned by Letchworth Band & Council to celebrate 100 years of the 1st Garden City this piece should stand well as a 1st sec area work or even national finals.

More recently he has had a Radio 2 World Premier broadcast on “Friday Night Is Music Night” and presently working on two commissions from The Coldstream Guards Band, and in the near future two small films. Phil also conducts (part of his PG at the RNCM) having worked/conducted with Manchester CWS, Sun Life, Desford, Leyland, Aveley & Newham, Sellers, and the Liverpool Philharmonic, the English Phil & the New London Orchestra. As regards adjudication, Phil had resided/adjudicated over three contests so far and it has been reported that he has an honest, reliable ear

 

 



Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 18 November • St Alfege Church. 3 Greenwich Church Street. London SE10 9BJ


Contest: Brass in Concert

Sunday 18 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays NE8 2JR


Meltham and Meltham Mills Brass Band - Atlantic Brass - No1 Brass Band from the USA!

Tuesday 20 November • Huddersfield Parish Church Office, Byram Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1BU. HD1 1BU


Black Dyke Band - Worsley Parish Church

Thursday 22 November • St Marks, Worsley Brow Worsley, Manchester M28 2YA


Roberts Bakery Band - Spirit of Christmas

Friday 23 November • Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh St, Chester CH1 2DY


Freckleton Band

November 17 • Freckleton Band have vacancies on Principal Cornet and Soprano Cornet, due to an upcoming retirement. The band will be promoted to the Championship section in 2019 and have a balanced concert and contest programme.


Cleobury Mortimer Concert Brass

November 16 • Cleobury Mortimer Concert Brass (3rd section) require a bass trombone, Eb bass, Euphonium (seat negotiable to the right player) and solo cornet player, but we welcome all players.


The Cobham Band

November 16 • Vacancies for Flugel, Baritone, Bass Trombone and Assistant Percussion exist in this friendly band. We have a good programme of band stand and concert engagements. The band contests in SCABA events and welcomes players of all standards and experience.


Gary Davies


Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator