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Interview with Rex Richardson

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the American trumpet star ahead of his performance at the RNCM Brass Band Festival

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  Rex Richardson gave the world premiere of Andy Scott's new trumpet concerto.


4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to American trumpet star Rex Richardson at the RNCM Brass Band Festival.

He talks about the new Andy Scott concerto, 'Freedom of Movement' (above) which he was due to give the world premiere of with Foden's Band as well his hopes for the brass band movement in the USA.



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Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger