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4BR talks to Gareth Griffiths, the principal trumpet of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra — a role he has held for the past 20 years.
He has a proud brass band hinterland — starting playing with the Cwmaman Band in South Wales, before enjoying a stint with Tredegar Band when he was still a student.
He talks about his musical journey from those early days to a symphonic life, as well as revealing why he believes playing in a brass band is the best way to prepare for a career as a professional player.
All this as he prepares himself for a return to concert life with a shot tour of the island playing works by Dvorak, Jacob and Francaix in a new programme dedicated purely to music for wind instruments.
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