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Interview with Simon Dobson

4BR Editor Iwan Fox recently met up with composer Simon Dobson in Montreux to talk Glass, GRAMMYs and rock and roll..

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  Simon will find out on Wednesday if his association with Alter Bridge is on the long list


4BR met up with composer Simon Dobson in Montreux recently to talk about his latest major work, 'Glass', which was premiered at the event by winners Valaisia Brass Band, as well as find out more about his hopes of perhaps getting his hands on a potential GRAMMY Award or two...

Long list

The long list nominees for the famous 61st GRAMMY Awards are announced on Wednesday 5th December, with Simon's association with his own Parallax Orchestra and the American rock band Alter Bridge from Orlando in Florida hopefully on the ballot paper...

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Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator