2011 European Brass Band Championship
Images of the Own Choice Contest
Pictures by Ian Clowes
Words by Iwan Fox
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The EBBC Trophy - the final prize
Frank Renton gets proceedings underway
'A confident start has energy and detail'
MD - Selmer Simonsen - 'The musical intention is there'
'There is detail and precision about this'
'a very cultured musical approach by MD' - Ivan Meylemans
'Plenty of wonderful playing and a super reading'
'MD takes some risks' - James Gourlay
'certainly a big banger!'
'plenty left in the tank to really explode' - MD Erik Jannsen
'Stunning percussion playing is so effective'
Fairey (Geneva) [England], - MD Russell Gray
'some stunning ensemble work'
'real sensuous feel to the playing'
Manger Musikklag [Norway], MD - Peter Szilvay
'well paced fugue sets band up for their best playing'
'there is some fine ensemble work'
Kingdom Brass [Scotland], MD - Andrew Duncan
'Excellent ensemble clarity'
'Plenty of wierd and wonderful effects'
Tredegar [Wales], MD - Ian Porthouse
'Wonderfully measured atmoshpheric start'
'The technique on display is stunning'
Cory Band [Wales], MD - Dr Robert Childs