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Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO

Composer and Arranger

Dave Collins

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Manchester


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Dave has recently graduated from the University of Durham with a First Class Honours degree in Music. At the university he specialized in composition with Dr. Richard Rijnvos, arranging and conducting with Ray Farr and Orchestration with Dr. Bennet Zon.

Dave began playing the trumpet at aged 9 through lessons at his local primary school led by Rochdale Music Service. His teachers have included Eric Landon, Ian Nelson, Ian Porthouse and Stuart Lingard. Dave played regularly through school and Sixth Form and attended Rochdale Music Service until September 2010.

Dave composes a wide variety of music for Brass Band through his position as Composer-In-Residence of The Fishburn Band (NE Championship Section). He is also the Composer-in-Association with the City of Cardiff Band (Welsh Championship Section) with Musical Director Gareth Ritter.

Outside of band music Dave writes contemporary chamber works focusing on using minimalist, serialist and aleatoric processes.

Dave's compositions have been performed throughout the country by a variety of leading soloists and ensembles including Charley Brighton, Desford Colliery Band, The Fishburn Band, The Milnrow Band, and The Band of the Kings Division of the British Army.

Dave's first work for band, Lament was premiered by The Milnrow Band in 2008 conducted by John Ward and from this point his compositions and arrangements have been played across the world.

Commissions have been received from the Aalborg Brass Band, Nordvestjysk Brass Band, Rochdale Music Service, Bon Accord Band, Durham University, Beverley Band and the Belle Vue Band among others, and he is always looking to collaborate on new ideas.

Dave is currently working on a project with Schott Music Publishing to adapt a number of works for band of the British minimalist composer Steve Martland as well as fulfilling a number of commissions he has received.

 

 



Grimethorpe Colliery Band -

Saturday 20 April • Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LB HU2 8LB


Gresley Colliery Band - A George's Day Concert

Saturday 20 April • The Gresley Old Hall, Church Gresley DE11 9QW


Regent Hall Concerts - Regent Hall Band & Regent Brass

Saturday 20 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) . 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Contest: European Brass Band Championships

Friday 26 April • 2m2c Montreux Music & Convention Centre,Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland  . 1820


Regent Hall Concerts - Celebrity Recital - Brett Baker (trombone) Elliot

Friday 26 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Stannington Brass Band

April 18 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA PLAYER to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests.


Johnstone Band

April 18 • Due to circumstances outwith our control, we find ourselves looking for a new conductor, with immediate effect. Are you looking for a new challenge?


The Corsham Band

April 18 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.


John Ward


Conductor, Adjudicator