2018 4BR Solo CD of the Year

The votes have been cast and the winner can now be revealed...

sOLO cd
  Peter Moore's remarkable release has become the 2018 winner of the Solo CD of the Year

Winner: Life Force (Peter Moore)

2. 56° North (Mike Lovatt)
3. This Way (Tom Hutchinson)

Peter Moore's utterly superb display of masterful musicianship is the deserved winner of the Solo CD of the Year award — gaining 5 first preference votes from our panel of 10 experts and 3 podium votes.

From Brahms to Pryor, it is a consummate recital display of artistry, musicality and technique from the principal trombone player of the London Symphony Orchestra — who is still just 22 years of age.

Astonishing release

It also says a great deal about Moore's playing that an astonishing release from Mike Lovatt had to be content with coming runner-up. It gained 3 first preference choices from the panel and 5 podium votes.

In any other year his display of virtuosity on 56° North (backed by some brilliant accompaniment) would have romped home.

Wonderful display

Fans of the Cory principal cornet Tom Hutchinson may be a touch disappointed that his release didn't win, but he is in some of the finest brass playing company in the world here on the podium.

A wonderful showcase of mature musicality and composure, 'This Way' gained 1 first preference vote and 5 podium votes.

Our congratulations to all those who were nominated — the quality of the releases this year was outstanding.

From Brahms to Pryor, it is a consummate recital display of artistry, musicality and technique from the principal trombone player of the London Symphony Orchestra — who is still just 22 years of age4BR

Past Winners:

2017: The Demonic Virtuoso — Owen Farr
2016: Fantasy — Philip Cobb
2015: Parallel Realities — David Thornton
2014: The Symphonic Euphonium — David Childs
2013: Stories of Life — Glenn Van Looy
2012: Diamonds — Steven Mead
2011: Dreaming of the Masters — Jens Lindemann
2010: Moto Perpetuo — David Childs
2009: Salt of the Earth — Les Neish
2008: Audacious — Steven Mead
2007: Eminence — Richard Marshall
2006: The World of the Euphonium: Volume 5 — Steven Mead
2005: Blaze — Richard Marshall
2004: Legend — Peter Roberts
2003: A Winters Tale — Martin Winter


The Awards Panel consisted of : Iwan Fox (Editor 4BR); Malcolm Wood (Chief Contributor); Steven Mead (euphonium soloist); Gordon Simpson (statistician Brass Band World magazine); Chris Thomas (Chief Contributor Brass Band World magazine); Kenny Crookston (CEO, Brass Bands England); Frode Rydland (EBBA Music Commission/soprano cornet Bjorsvik Brass); Alexander Zwann (Chief contributor CU Brass); Tom Davoren (conductor/composer); Tim Mutum (writer/brass band recording and history specialist).

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