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September 29, 2023
We catch up with John Wallace CBE ahead of a cocnert performance in Edinburgh this weekend that sees him explore some of the earliest brass ensemble transcriptions.
September 28, 2023
The Aspire initiative led by the Brass Bands England Brass Foundations team looks to inspire the next generation of performers at this year's Brass in Concert Championship.
September 08, 2023
We catch up with the Scottish conductor as he seeks to claim his first British Open title and looks forward to becoming a 'Pops' star in Minneapolis.
August 24, 2023
We catch up with Roger Webster who will be paying his own musical tribute to the great James Shepherd later this year.
August 22, 2023
We speak to the acclaimed sound artist and audio producer Verity Watts who is working with Rothwell Temperance Band to create a unique performance production celebrating their colourful history.
August 13, 2023
We catch up with the newly appointed Principal Trumpet of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra — the latest in a distinguished line of young brass band players making their mark in the professional ranks.
July 22, 2023
We talk to Philip Harper about his latest concert project — and a new 3 year take on a classic tale of Charles Dickens.
May 07, 2023
4BR talks to Martyn Brabbins, Music Director of English National Opera at the European Youth Championships in Malmo.
May 01, 2023
We speak with Fraser Ramsay of the Laganvale (Metal Technology) Band as they prepare for their appearance representing Northern Ireland at the European Championships in Malmo.
April 28, 2023
4BR talks to Allan Withington about his past, present and future musical intentions — from Stavanger and Manger to his conducting school in Leeuwarden and the forthcoming European Championships in Malmo.
April 22, 2023
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the Dutch euphonium star and driving force behind the successful Fontys AMPA Euphonium Competition.
April 18, 2023
With the centenary of his birth in August, we speak to David Richards about the life and works of Arthur Butterworth and how he hopes the brass banding world can help restore his music music from neglect.
April 14, 2023
Mike Lovatt talks about the music makers behind Frank Sinatra — and how he hopes to bring a unique musical flavour to the Golden Era of his recording career.
January 25, 2023
We talk to composer Edward Gregson about the forthcoming RNCM Brass Band Festival which takes place this weekend in Manchester.
January 23, 2023
We talk to the principal trombone of the Halle Orchestra to find out more about her musical life and her commitment to ensuring the next generation of youngsters get the same chances she had to enjoy music making on their own terms.
January 22, 2023
In a special extended podcast interview we talk to Paul Hindmarsh about the forthcoming RNCM Brass Band Festival — his last as Artistic Director.
January 19, 2023
We catch up with one of the leading figures in Norwegian banding as the movement prepares to return to National contesting in early February and as he prepares to inspire the next generation of young players in his new educational appointment.
January 14, 2023
4BR talks to the President of the European Brass Band Association as contesting returns across the continent and the EBBA flagship championships visit Sweden.
November 08, 2022
We talk to Nigel Stevens, CEO of Brass in Concert to find out what's in store for those lucky enough to get a ticket for Sage Gateshead.
September 07, 2022
We talk to David Roberts, MD of Grand Shield winners Rothwell Temperance Band ahead of their British Open challenge at Symphony Hall this weekend.
September 06, 2022
We catch up with the composer of the British Open test piece 'The World Rejoicing — Symphonic Variations on a Lutheran Chorale' to find out more about the work, its inspiration, dedication and construction...
September 06, 2022
We talk to the Cory Band MD, Philip Harper as he prepares his band to defend its title at Symphony Hall on the weekend.
August 29, 2022
The award winning composer talks about her musical influences, styles and compositions as she takes on the role of composer in residence with Fulham Brass Band.
August 27, 2022
We speak to Christopher Barrett about the new CD release from Ensemble of the Golden Bough — inspired by the recording of British Folk Music by composers Percy Grainger, Frank Bridge and John Foulds.
August 07, 2022
We catch up with the Forest of Dean composer as he looks forward to the world premiere of his 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra' which will be played at the Proms on Monday night