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Nigel Seaman

ARMCM ARNCM

Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator

Nigel Seaman

Contact details

3 Garth View Bedwas Caerphilly CF83 8EW

  nigel_seaman@hotmail.com
  
  07779 329446


More about Nigel

Nigel Seaman is a busy freelance conductor, teacher, brass band trainer and adjudicator currently working with a number of bands in Wales and beyond. In 2015 he joined the creative team of the Cory Band, the world’s top-ranked band, as their Musical Consultant, working closely with the band’s Musical Director, Philip Harper.

Born in Denbigh, North Wales, Nigel studied at the Royal Manchester and Royal Northern Colleges of Music. On graduating he moved to South Wales in 1975 to join the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera as Principal Tuba. Two years later he moved to the Principal Tuba chair of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, a post he held for 33 years until his retirement in 2010.

However, he still maintains a busy schedule. He has been tutor of tuba, pedagogy and brass studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff since 1977 and is much in demand as a conductor, teacher, mentor, adjudicator and brass band trainer.

Over the years, Nigel has held a number of appointments with all the top Welsh brass bands including Cory, Tredegar Town, Parc & Dare, Lewis Merthyr, Llwydcoed, Markham, BTM and Burry Port Town Band. He is currently Musical Director of Welsh Regional First section Champions, the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) band.

Nigel is also much in demand as a freelance conductor and adjudicator, frequently working with a number of bands in Wales, whilst visits further afield have included Brighouse & Rastrick, Desford and Staffordshire bands, Faireys, Kortrijk (Belgian National Championships), amongst many others.

For 10 years Nigel presented the popular 'Sounding Brass' programme on BBC Radio Wales and during his professional playing and conducting career has travelled extensively in the UK and undertaken many overseas tours throughout Europe, USA, Canada, the Middle East and Far East, and during the past 39 years has directed over 400 contest performances and many more concert appearances with over 45 different bands.

In 2011 the prestigious Welsh Music Guild presented Nigel with the John Edwards Memorial Award, given in recognition of outstanding achievements in the field of Welsh music. This reflected Nigel's long career in the BBC NOW and his many years of music-making with brass bands in Wales. He is also a Silver Award recipient and Life Member and Executive Member of the South East Wales Brass Band Association.

 

 



Foden's Band - Brass in Concert Gala Concert with Matt Ford

Saturday 17 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR


Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

Saturday 17 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays NE8 2JR


Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Sunday 18 November • St Alfege Church. 3 Greenwich Church Street. London SE10 9BJ


Contest: Brass in Concert

Sunday 18 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays NE8 2JR


Meltham and Meltham Mills Brass Band - Atlantic Brass - No1 Brass Band from the USA!

Tuesday 20 November • Huddersfield Parish Church Office, Byram Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1BU. HD1 1BU


Cleobury Mortimer Concert Brass

November 16 • Cleobury Mortimer Concert Brass (3rd section) require a bass trombone, Eb bass, Euphonium (seat negotiable to the right player) and solo cornet player, but we welcome all players.


The Cobham Band

November 16 • Vacancies for Flugel, Baritone, Bass Trombone and Assistant Percussion exist in this friendly band. We have a good programme of band stand and concert engagements. The band contests in SCABA events and welcomes players of all standards and experience.


Weymouth Concert Brass

November 16 • Weymouth Concert Brass have vacancies on Cornet and Flugel (positions negotiable). We are a friendly and sociable band currently competing in the third section. We rehearse once a week and hold additional rehearsals in the run up to contests and concerts


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)