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Lewis Wilkinson has become the new Resident Conductor of Filton Concert Brass.

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  Lewis Wilkinson will become the new resident conductor at the band

Filton Concert Brass has announced that Lewis Wilkinson will team up with the band as their new Resident Conductor.

Lewis started his conducting career whilst studying music at Durham University where he led the university brass band, symphony orchestra, and opera ensemble, accumulating several awards for his contributions to the institution.

Masters Degree

Upon graduating Lewis started his own ensemble, Orchestra Cipriani, specialising in early 19th century repertoire. He was also invited to conduct several brass bands in the North East, including Fishburn and North Skelton.

From September, Lewis will be undertaking a Masters Degree in conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama under the guidance of Dr Robert Childs.
Commenting on his appointment, Lewis stated; "I'm really looking forward to starting work with such a well organised and forward thinking band. Hopefully this will be the start of a very successful partnership."

Perfect fit

Speaking to 4BR, Filton Band Manager Thomas Dunne added: "We're delighted to have secured the services of this rising star of the conducting world.

We knew we needed someone with the enthusiasm and drive that has been crucial to maintaining the success the band has achieved in recent years, and Lewis fits the bill perfectly.

He has already contributed a wealth of ideas, and we eagerly anticipate working together in the coming season."

We knew we needed someone with the enthusiasm and drive that has been crucial to maintaining the success the band has achieved in recent years, and Lewis fits the bill perfectlyFilton Concert Brass

Debut

Lewis will work closely with a new professional conducting team, who shall be announced in due course, and his first appearance with Filton will be at the Wychavon Festival of Brass, where the band will be aiming to defend the title they won in 2018.

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