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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 the DKMS Blood Cancer Charity

Interview with the DKMS Blood Cancer Charity

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:39:37 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Kevin Holdgate and Lisa Nugent of the Blood Cancer Charity DKMS at the North West Regional Championships


Interview with Paul Hindmarsh

Interview with Paul Hindmarsh

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 22:32:30 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to RNCM Brass Band Festival Director, Paul Hindmarsh


Interview with Edward Gregson

Interview with Edward Gregson

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 22:24:22 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Edward Gregson at the RNCM Brass Band Festival.


Interview feature with Martin Ellerby and Foden's Band

Interview feature with Martin Ellerby and Foden's Band

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 17:07:46 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Martin Ellerby as he works with Foden's Band and conductor James Gourlay ahead of their RNCM Festival performance.


Interview feature with Philip Wilby, Dorthy Gates and Tredegar Band

Interview feature with Philip Wilby, Dorthy Gates and Tredegar Band

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 17:04:43 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composers Philip Wilby and Dorothy Gates as well as MD Ian Porthouse of Tredegar Band ahead of their performance at the RNCM Festival


Interview feature with the James University Band

Interview feature with the James University Band

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 16:56:40 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Kevin Stees and members of the James Madison University Brass Band from the USA about their trip to the RNCM Festival.


Performance of Lode Violet

Performance of Lode Violet

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 16:54:08 GMT

The opportunity to enjoy the performance of 'From a Sepia Photograph' by Bramwell Tovey performed by Lode Violet and Foden's Band.


Interview with Gavin Higgins

Interview with Gavin Higgins

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 16:52:11 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to composer Gavin Higgins abut the success of his major ballet work Dark Arteries and his plans for the future.


Interview with Rex Richardson

Interview with Rex Richardson

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 16:50:08 GMT

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


Interview with James Gourlay

Interview with James Gourlay

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 16:48:00 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to James Gourlay about his work and career in Pittsburgh in the USA and his plans for 2017 and way, way beyond...


Interview with Garry Cutt

Interview with Garry Cutt

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 16:45:53 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Fairey MD Garry Cutt to find out more about their programme at the recent RNCM Festival and his hopes and aspirations for his band over the coming twelve months.


Interview with Helen Williams

Interview with Helen Williams

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 13:08:03 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Cory flugel star Helen Williams about a memorable 2016 and her hopes and aims for the forthcoming contest season.


Interview with Ludovic Neurohr

Interview with Ludovic Neurohr

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 13:03:01 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Swiss composer Ludovic Neurohr about his plans for a inclusive music festival to be held in his home country.


Interview with Mike Lovatt

Interview with Mike Lovatt

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:50:34 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the great jazz trumpeter Mike Lovatt ahead of him playing music from the iconic Billy May


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 James Gourlay

Interview with James Gourlay

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:32:05 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to James Gourlay at the 2016 RNCM Brass Band Festival


Interview with Roger Argente

Interview with Roger Argente

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:13:29 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Roger Argente of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra about the forthcoming concert with trumpet star Allen Vizzutti


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 Bramwell Tovey

Interview with Bramwell Tovey

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:31:48 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Bramwell Tovey as he prepares to direct the National Youth Band of Great Britian in concert in Weston super Mare


Interview with Allan Withington

Interview with Allan Withington

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:04:28 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to conductor Allan Withington after he led Stavanger to the 2014 North American National title.


Interview with Kevin Stees

Interview with Kevin Stees

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:01:45 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to conductor Kevin Stees about his work with the collegiate James Madison University Brass Band.


Interview with David Childs and Helen Harrelson

Interview with David Childs and Helen Harrelson

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:58:13 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to David Childs and Helen Harrelson about the forthcoming North American Brass Band Summer School in Nova Scotia.


Interview with Dr Stephen Allen

Interview with Dr Stephen Allen

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:56:10 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to North American Brass Band Association President, Dr Stephen Allen


Interview with Allan Withington

Interview with Allan Withington

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:53:50 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Allan Withington at the North American Brass Band Championships in Grand Rapids, Michigan


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.


2010 National Championships of Great Britain:Interview with David King

2010 National Championships of Great Britain:Interview with David King

Sat, 09 Oct 2010 17:44:00 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Professor David King after he leads Brighouse & Rastrick to the 2010 National title.


4BR Quiz: Black Dyke quiz question

4BR Quiz: Black Dyke quiz question

Fri, 01 Oct 2010 18:21:00 GMT

Black Dyke MD Dr Nicholas Childs provides the 4BR quiz question.


2010 British Open: Interview with Alwyn Powell

2010 British Open: Interview with Alwyn Powell

Mon, 06 Sep 2010 16:31:00 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Tredegar's stalwart Band Manager Alwyn Powell about how it feels to win the British Open after 60 years of dreaming...


2010 British Open: Interview with Ian Porthouse

2010 British Open: Interview with Ian Porthouse

Mon, 06 Sep 2010 16:19:00 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Ian Porthouse following Tredegar's historic 2010 British Open victory at Symphony Hall in Birmingham.


2010 British Open: Interview with Steven Mead

2010 British Open: Interview with Steven Mead

Fri, 03 Sep 2010 17:26:00 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Steven Mead about his British Open Criteria Based Adjudication experiment.


2010 British Open: Interview with Garry Cutt

2010 British Open: Interview with Garry Cutt

Fri, 03 Sep 2010 16:50:00 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to one of the most successful British Open conductors of all time - Garry Cutt.


2010 British Open: Welcome to Birmingham

2010 British Open: Welcome to Birmingham

Fri, 03 Sep 2010 16:12:00 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox takes a quick tour around Symphony Hall in Birmingham, home to the 2010 British Open Brass Band Championships.


4BR explores the Brass Band Archive

4BR explores the Brass Band Archive

Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:49:00 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox pays a fascinating visit to the Brass Band archive in Wigan.


International Brass Band Summer School

International Brass Band Summer School

Fri, 06 Aug 2010 11:07:00 GMT

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to International Brass Band Summer School organisers Dr Robert & Dr Nicholas Childs.


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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