One Episode 18 of Besson Fridays at Home the team of Philip Harper, Steven Mead and Roger Webster are joined by a brace of outstanding trumpet/cornet players making vital career choices for themselves.
Alan Thomas and Thomas Nielsen
Alan Thomas is the former Principal Trumpet of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the first trumpet of the Onyx Brass Quintet and a member of the critically acclaimed Septura Brass Septet.
Meanwhile, Thomas Nielsen won the 2018 BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Player of the Year award and is a former principal cornet of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. An award winning performer, he is currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music.
We hear about their early upbringings, parental influence, and their first bands, but also about the vital decisions they are now taking to shape their future careers.
Thomas is proud of his Salvation Army heritage and how his father has been a strong guiding influence, whilst Alan talks about his time with Hangleton Band.
Now though both are looking at new horizons — Thomas at the beginning of what he hopes will be a long and successful professional career, and Alan with a new appointment as a professional musician with the RAF Music Services.
The lads also have some great lockdown videos as well as live concert videos from pre-pandemic times.
Once again there is fascinating chat, tips and insights — as well as the usual witty stories of occasional mishaps!
It all adds up to a great way to start your musical weekend.
Go to: All this and more in this week's superb Episode 18 of Besson Fridays at Home
Amos Miller and Mark Templeton
Cory Tuba Section
Scott Kerr & Chris Shanks
Maurice Murphy Tribute
Keith Hutchinson and Tom Smith
Phil Cobb and Stephen Cobb
Chris Bradley and Mike Cavanagh
Helen Harrelson and Misa Mead
Thomas Ruedi and Harmen Vanhoorne
Davur Juul Magnussen and John Barber
Derick Kane and Stephen Kane
Ian Porthouse and Dewi Griffths
James Gourlay and Les Neish
Owen Farr and Ailsa Russell
Tom Hutchinson, Sheona White and Mark Wilkinson
Philip Harper, Steven Mead, Roger Webster and Tom Hutchinson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0VYGFu6rpE&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1VKnZzVAQ3mPmG7HWKVFim8yAQgcTJNvRvzI8heK1D8S29pVNeyv5A-5w