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Gray to lead Euro Youth in Perth

Russell Gray will direct the 2014 European Youth Band in Perth.

Russell Gray


It has been announced that Russell Gray will direct 2014 European Youth Brass Band at the European Festival of Brass in Perth next year.

Euro championships

The Festival will incorporate the European Brass Band Championship as well as many other high profile events around Scotland during the period 26th April—3rd May, with the youth band playing a major role in the celebrations.


A Scottish Brass Band Association spokesperson told 4BR: "We are absolutely delighted that Russell has accepted this appointment.

His immense experience will present a valuable dimension to the young members of the European Youth Band, who will play such a critical part of the overall festival."

As a conductor of high international standing, he will act as an inspirational leader and role model for our young talents from all over EuropeEBBA President Ulf Rosenburg


Russell added: "I’m delighted to take on the role and I’m looking forward to meeting and working with some of the finest talents from all over Europe.

I’m sure that we will have an excellent week of music making."

The European Youth Brass Band was founded by the European Brass Band Association in 2000 and comprises of promising young players who are formally selected each year by the EBBA member countries they represent.

Excellent choice

EBBA President Ulf Rosenburg, told 4BR: "Russell Gray is an excellent choice for the 2014 European Youth Brass Band. As a conductor of high international standing, he will act as an inspirational leader and role model for our young talents from all over Europe."

Europeans 2014

More information about the European Festival of Brass 2014, which offers core events from 26th April—4th May in Perth, and outreach festival events taking place from 26th April — 11th May 2014 across the whole of Scotland can be seen at: www.europeanfestivalofbrass2014.com


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