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Interview with Lito Fontana

Interview with Lito Fontana

Sat, 14 Nov 2017 09:37:15 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Lito Fontana, the inspirational figure behind the success of the Italian National Championships.


Interview with Peter Steiner

Interview with Peter Steiner

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:29:02 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Italian trombonist Peter Steiner


Interview with Italian Brass Band

Interview with Italian Brass Band

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:24:01 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the new 2017 Italian National Champions Italian Brass Band


Interview with Brasskneidl - Die Puschtra Brassband

Interview with Brasskneidl - Die Puschtra Brassband

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 16:21:51 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the new 2017 Division 2 Italian National Champions Brasskneidl - Die Puschtra Brassband


Interview with Prof David King

Interview with Prof David King

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:54:59 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Prof David King following Brihouse & Rastrick's National title winning success.


Interview with Steven Mead

Interview with Steven Mead

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 17:03:50 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Steven Mead about the 2018 Bolsover International Brass Band Summer School


Interview with Arsene Duc

Interview with Arsene Duc

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 14:47:55 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Arsene Duc - the conductor of the new British Open Champion Valaisia Brass Band.


Interview with Ceri Parry Morgan

Interview with Ceri Parry Morgan

Fri, 4 Aug 2017 13:13:52 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to a tuba player with a very specific ambition.


Interview with Prof Nicholas Childs

Interview with Prof Nicholas Childs

Tue, 2 Aug 2017 08:48:06 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to IBBSS Course Director, Prof Nicholas Childs


Interview with a trio of Norwegians

Interview with a trio of Norwegians

Tue, 2 Aug 2017 08:42:06 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to a trio of Norwegians with plenty to celebrate...


Interview with the Koch brothers from Switzerland

Interview with the Koch brothers from Switzerland

Tue, 2 Aug 2017 08:34:46 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to three brothers bringing a taste of Switzerland to the IBBSS in Swansea


Interview with Renata Krbilkova

Interview with Renata Krbilkova

Tue, 2 Aug 2017 08:26:41 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to IBBSS delegate Renata Krbilkova from Grimsdyke Band via the Czech Republic.


Interview with Chia-yeh Lee

Interview with Chia-yeh Lee

Tue, 2 Aug 2017 08:18:52 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Chia-yeh Lee, the first Taiwanese delegate to attend the IBBSS Course in Swansea


Happy New Zealanders

Happy New Zealanders

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 10:20:38 GMT

There was a wonderful display of friendship and celebration from the members and supporters of the National Band of New Zealand in Kerkrade


Interview with Oliver Waespi

Interview with Oliver Waespi

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 10:16:04 GMT

4BR talks to Oliver Waespi to find out a little bit more about his new World Championship work, 'Tracing Time'...


Interview with Nigel Weeks and David Bremner

Interview with Nigel Weeks and David Bremner

Sun, 9 Jul 2017 15:01:37 GMT

4BR catches up with the New Zealand National Band after they come off stage on the Sunday in Kerkrade.


Interview with James Gourlay and Jeremy Coquoz

Interview with James Gourlay and Jeremy Coquoz

Sun, 9 Jul 2017 13:51:15 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to MD Jim Gourlay and star soloist Jeremy Coquoz of Treize Etoiles


Following Manger: All over bar the shouting...

Following Manger: All over bar the shouting...

Sun, 9 Jul 2017 12:38:02 GMT

We catch up with Allan Withington following Manger's Sunday programme performance in Kerkrade.


Interview with Nigel Clarke

Interview with Nigel Clarke

Sun, 9 Jul 2017 11:03:04 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox catches up with composer Nigel Clarke in Kerkrade...


Following Manger: It's a game if two halves

Following Manger: It's a game if two halves

Sat, 8 Jul 2017 06:06:09 GMT

Wirh the set work performance out of the way, MD Allan Withington looks forward to the next 45 minutes of music making...


Following Manger: No last minute nerves

Following Manger: No last minute nerves

Sat, 8 Jul 2017 20:55:36 GMT

Horn player and logistics organiser Tina Kvamme is certainly focussed on the tasks ahead...


Following Manger: On the bus....

Following Manger: On the bus....

Sat, 8 Jul 2017 20:49:56 GMT

The defending champion is on its way to the venue for their first performance in defence of their title.


Following Manger: Last minute thoughts from the MD

Following Manger: Last minute thoughts from the MD

Sat, 8 Jul 2017 20:45:23 GMT

Allan Withington gives some last minute thoughts about the contest performance to come....


Following Manger: Allan Withington's last rehearsal tips

Following Manger: Allan Withington's last rehearsal tips

Sat, 8 Jul 2017 20:35:39 GMT

Allan Withington reveals just what he wants to happen at the last rehearsal before the Saturday evening set work


Introduction to the World Music Championship

Introduction to the World Music Championship

Sat, 8 Jul 2017 19:03:29 GMT

4BR is in Kerkrade for the World Music Championship - and following the defending champion, Manger Musikklag


Interview with Brass for Africa

Interview with Brass for Africa

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 19:09:51 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Chris Fower of the Brass for Africa Charity


Interview with Bram Gay

Interview with Bram Gay

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 14:29:38 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Bram Gay - a musician whose connection with the British Open goes back to 1943.


Interview with Peter Graham

Interview with Peter Graham

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 14:20:33 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to The Triumph of Time composer Peter Graham after the contest day


Interview with Bramwell Tovey.

Interview with Bramwell Tovey.

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 14:08:08 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Bramwell Tovey about his work with the National Youth Band and his own future musical plans


Interview with Steven Mead

Interview with Steven Mead

Fri, 9 Sep 2016 22:52:24 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Steven Mead and Adam Rapa about the criteria based adjudication system that Steven hopes will bring clarity to the judging process of contests.


Interview with Philip Smith

Interview with Philip Smith

Sun, 7 Aug 2016 09:16:21 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the great Philip Smith before he led the 2016 National Youth Band of Great Britain in concert in Morley.


Interview with Mareika Gray

Interview with Mareika Gray

Sat, 6 Aug 2016 09:09:48 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to conductor Mareika Gray at the 2016 National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain course


Interview with Edward Gregson

Interview with Edward Gregson

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 09:10:15 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Edward Gregson.


Interview with Prof Nicholas Childs

Interview with Prof Nicholas Childs

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 08:59:26 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to IBBSS Leader Prof Nicholas Childs about this year's course in Swansea.


Interview with a trio of first time delegates to the IBBSS

Interview with a trio of first time delegates to the IBBSS

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 08:40:18 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to three players making their first trip to Swansea for the International Brass Band Summer School course.


Interview with Norwegian delegates on the 2016 IBBSS

Interview with Norwegian delegates on the 2016 IBBSS

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 08:33:18 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to two Norwegian delegates on the 2016 IBBSS in Swansea


Interview with Tom Hutchinson

Interview with Tom Hutchinson

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 08:12:17 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Cory principal cornet Tom Hutchinson to find out more about a busy year for the Besson artist...


Interview with Harmen Vanhoorne

Interview with Harmen Vanhoorne

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 05:12:15 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Belgain cornet star Harmen Vanhoorne in Napier


Interview with Byron Newton and David Bremner

Interview with Byron Newton and David Bremner

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 01:54:26 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the solo euphonium and conductor of Wellington Brass to ask how they are looking forward to their appearance at the British Open.


Interview with Rachel Thomas

Interview with Rachel Thomas

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:20:25 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Rachel Thomas - the newly crowned 2016 New Zealand National Champion of Champions.


Interview with Bramwell Tovey (Part 2)

Interview with Bramwell Tovey (Part 2)

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:27:12 GMT

In the second part of an exclusive interview available to 4BR, John Barber talks to Bramwell Tovey at the Peter Maxwell Davies Centre at Sandbach School in January as part of the 2015 Sandbach Concert Series.


Interview with Prof Nicholas Childs

Interview with Prof Nicholas Childs

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:56:51 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to IBBSS Course Director Prof Nicholas Childs in Swansea


Interview with Ignatius Wang

Interview with Ignatius Wang

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:25:54 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Ignatius Wang from Singapore via the Royal Marines, on his trip to the IBBSS in Swansea


Interview with Haskell Johnson

Interview with Haskell Johnson

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:20:37 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to euphonium player Haskell Johnson from Barbados who is making his first trip to the IBBSS in Swansea


Interview with Dutch delegates at the IBBSS

Interview with Dutch delegates at the IBBSS

Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:14:10 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the wonderful Dutch delegates at the International Brass Band Summer School in Swansea


Interview with Shoichiro Hokazono

Interview with Shoichiro Hokazono

Sun, 30 Mar 2014 17:16:56 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the celebrated Japanese euphonium star Shoichiro Hokazono on a recent trip to visit to Wales


Besson Masterclass No 2: Finger flexibility

Besson Masterclass No 2: Finger flexibility

Sun, 06 Nov 2011 10:00:00 GMT

Ian Porthouse and Dewi Griffiths work on finger flexibility


Besson Masterclass No 1: Lip flexibility

Besson Masterclass No 1: Lip flexibility

Sat, 29 Oct 2011 13:00:00 GMT

Ian Porthouse and Dewi Griffiths work on improving lip flexibility.


Interview with Glen Van Looy

Interview with Glen Van Looy

Sat, 29 Oct 2011 13:00:00 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to 2011 National Championships Best Instrumentalist Award winner, Glen Van Looy


A visit to Denis Wick

A visit to Denis Wick

Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:30:00 GMT

4BR takes a trip to Poole to find out more about the iconic Denis Wick brand.


4BR talks to Dr Nicholas Childs

4BR talks to Dr Nicholas Childs

Sat, 25 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Black Dyke MD, Dr Nicholas Childs about his latest project - a DVD about the Golden Age of brass band history and music.


Masterclass No 5: Les Neish - Developing range

Masterclass No 5: Les Neish - Developing range

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 14:00:00 GMT

Tuba artist Les Neish explains to 4BR Editor Iwan Fox, how to develop your range as a player. A Goldy Solutions, 4barsrest production by Ian Clowes.


Masterclass No 4: Les Neish - Correct Breathing

Masterclass No 4: Les Neish - Correct Breathing

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 02:00:00 GMT

Tuba artist Les Neish explains to 4BR Editor Iwan Fox, how to breath correctly when playing. A Goldy Solutions, 4barsrest production by Ian Clowes


Masterclass No 3: Steven Mead gets those fingers moving...

Masterclass No 3: Steven Mead gets those fingers moving...

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:00:00 GMT

In the third of a series of masterclasses, Steven Mead explains the exercises needed to get your fingers moving to 4BR Editor Iwan Fox.


Masterclass No 2: Steven Mead and the benefits of long tone playing

Masterclass No 2: Steven Mead and the benefits of long tone playing

Sat, 15 Jan 2011 09:00:00 GMT

In the second of a series of masterclasses, Steven Mead explains the benefits to be gained by long tone playing to 4BR Editor Iwan Fox.


Masterclass No 1: Steven Mead explains the mystery of vibrato

Masterclass No 1: Steven Mead explains the mystery of vibrato

Sun, 11 Nov 2010 11:53:00 GMT

In the first of a series of masterclasses, Steven Mead explains all about the art and mystery of vibrato to 4BR Editor Iwan Fox.


Tips from the Stars #2 - Better home practice

Tips from the Stars #2 - Better home practice

Tue, 29 Dec 2008 18:00:00 GMT

Martin Winter, Andrew Berryman, Tormod Flaten and Rod Franks give their tips for better home practice.


Q10 - Simon Dobson

Q10 - Simon Dobson

Mon, 03 November 2008 19:30:00 GMT

Simon Dobson answers his Q10 for 4barsrest.com


Q10 - Martin Winter

Q10 - Martin Winter

Mon, 22 Sep 2008 08:00:00 GMT

Martin Winter answers his Q10 for 4barsrest.com


Interview - Garry Cutt

Interview - Garry Cutt

Wed, 14 Sep 2008 03:00:00 GMT

4barsrest talks to the winning musical director of the 2008 British Open Champions, Garry Cutt.


Q10 - Rod Franks

Q10 - Rod Franks

Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:00:00 GMT

Rod Franks answers his Q10 for 4barsrest.com


Tips from the Stars #1 - Performing on stage

Tips from the Stars #1 - Performing on stage

Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:00:00 GMT

Martin Winter, Andrew Berryman, Tormod Flaten and Rod Franks give their tips for performing on stage.


Mastermind - Episode 1

Mastermind - Episode 1

Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:00:00 GMT

It's quiz time. What do the Scandinavians know about British banding?


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