Dublin Brass Week 2015 - July 1-4 in Dublin, Ireland

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  1. dublintpt

    dublintpt New Friend

    Apr 19, 2014
    Dublin Brass Week 2015

    Come and join us in Dublin, Ireland for 4 days of Masterclasses, Orchestral Excerpts Classes,Audition Training, Concerts and Concerto Competition.

    Dublin Brass Week - HOME


    1-4 July 2015 at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Ireland with concerts playing in chamber groups with faculty members across the city.

    Now accepting applications for Trumpet and French Horn and Trombone

    Trumpet Faculty: Malcolm McNab - LA Studio Legend,Thomas Gansch -Lead Trumpet of Mnozil Brass, Mark O Keeffe -Principal Trumpet BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

    French Horn Faculty: Jeff Bryant (Former Principal Horn LPO,LSO and RPO), John Ryan (Principal Horn, London Philharmonic Orchestra), Frøydis Ree Wekre (Renowned Teacher, Soloist and Author of Thoughts on Playing the Horn Well)

    Trombone Faculty: Ian Bousfield (Former Principal Trombone of London Symphony Orchestra and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), Davur Juul Magnussen (Principal Royal Scottish National Orchestra), Christian Jones (Principal Bass Trombone of Opera North and President of British Trombone Society)

    Online applications close on Monday 1st June 2014
    €50 discount on course fees for applications received before Friday 1st May 2014 for a total course fee of €375 or $400.
    Please note, applications for Active Participation may close early.

    Limited free host accommodation available for players from overseas.

    email [email protected] with any questions and check out the website and facebook page for updates!

    Hope to see some of you in Dublin this July!

    David Collins,
    Artistic Director, Dublin Brass Week.
  2. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

    Jan 21, 2010
    Great Southern Land
  3. dublintpt

    dublintpt New Friend

    Apr 19, 2014
    The very same! I thought I should have a separate Dublin Brass Week profile!
    It went really well last year, students seemed to have a great time and apart from the concerto competition and screened mock audition class I think that getting to play in trumpet quartets/trumpet choirs alongside trumpeting heroes like John Wallace, Rex Richardson and Tony Plog seemed to be one of the highlights for players!

    We are looking forward to this July now, it seems to be a great time for brass players from the US and UK to travel over, the course only works out at $400 or around £265 and there is hosting with local Irish families too which keeps the costs really low!

    We had 3 or 4 players travel across from the US last summer and hoping welcome more this year plus from further afield too!
    There is an amazing link between Malcolm McNab and Dublin, his mother was born in the heart of Dublin City in 1913 (!!!) and is still alive and well and living in the US today, so we are obviously delighted that Malcolm is taking the time to come back to Dublin for a few days!

    Apologies if it sounds like a sales pitch, just very excited about this summer!!

    Will be more on the ball this year and post some highlights after the brass week is over to keep anyone who doesn't get a chance to visit this year an idea of how it all goes!

    Thanks for your good wishes bumblebee!

    David :D
  4. dublintpt

    dublintpt New Friend

    Apr 19, 2014
    Hi Bumblebee! Update from Dublin Brass Week 2015!

    Another festival over - great turnout this year with over 45 brass students playing from across the globe! On the trumpet side of things Malcolm McNab was with us for all 4 days and we were there to witness the meeting of Malcolm and Thomas Gansch for the first time on July 1st (See photo album of 70+ pictures from the festival here https://goo.gl/vEB64I) as well as the inspirational Mark O'Keeffe (Principal Trumpet of BBC SSO) who gave performances of everything from Hertel Concerto No.3 in D to John Maxwell Geddes for solo trumpet which requires a bottle of whiskey as part of the performance!!
    Dates for the festival next year will be released in Autumn and I will post an update when dates are confirmed! Hoping to welcome even more trumpeters to Ireland next Summer!



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