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Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM

Conductor, piano accompanist and educator

Ian Holmes

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1 Ivydene Cottages,Rookery Lane, Wanswell, Gloucestershire, GL13 9RW


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Recognised and respected in a number of high profile musical fields, Ian Holmes is an experienced conductor, piano accompanist, tuba player and educator.

Ian has worked with many brass bands throughout England and Wales including Parc and Dare (winner Radio Wales Band of the Year) and more recently Jaguar Landrover Band, leading them to sixth place out of seventy-six bands in the Greenfield section of the Whit Friday marches in 2014. He was resident conductor of Buy as you View Cory Band when they won the National Finals and British Open in 2000.

He has been Principal Conductor of Lydbrook Band since 2009 and was appointed Principal Conductor of Tongwynlais Temperance Band in June 2017.

His portfolio as a musician has taken him throughout the UK and abroad including Italy, Spain and the USA, and has included working as a conductor and performer with musicians such as Allen Vizzutti, John Wilbraham, Cory Band, The Childs Brothers, Jack Brymer, Max Jaffa and Don Lusher, and actors Johnny Morris, Robert Hardy, Henry Goodman and Barry Farrimond.

Educated at the University of York, he was subsequently awarded postgraduate scholarships to the Banff Center of Fine Arts in Canada and the Royal College of Music where he studied tuba, conducting and piano accompaniment. From 2008-2016, Ian was Director of the Centre for Performing Arts at the University of the West of England, where amongst his many roles, he curated and conducted numerous large-scale concerts. He currently pursues a varied role as a freelance musician, often championing original music as a conductor and performer, and bringing innovative musical projects to new audiences.

 

 



Contest: Welsh Open

Saturday 16 February • The Grand Pavilion, The Esplanade, Porthcawl, CF36 3YW


Newstead Brass - Contest Countdown

Sunday 17 February • Festival Hall, Hodgkinson Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 7DJ


Foden's Band - Annual Patrons Concert

Tuesday 19 February • Sandbach School, Crewe Road, Sandbach CW11 3NS


Black Dyke Band - Doncaster Minster

Saturday 23 February • 9 Church St, Doncaster DN1 1RD


The Cobham Band - Best of Brass Concert

Saturday 23 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton Surrey KT7 0LQ


Blidworth Welfare Band

February 16 • *Solo Cornet* a great opportunity has arrived for a player to join our friendly and progressive band. Blidworth Welfare Band is a Championshop section band in Notts 15mins from J27 M1. We have sensible diary of concerts and contests


Freckleton Band

February 15 • We have a vacancy for a 2nd trombone player, although the solo trombone position would be available to the right person. The band has recently been promoted to the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme.


Freckleton Band

February 15 • Freckleton Band have a vacancy for a 2nd baritone player. The band has recently been promoted to the Championship section and have a balanced concert and contest programme. Rehearsal nights are Mondays and Thursdays.


James McLeod

BMus (hons)
Euphonium Soloist, Teacher and Conductor