Black Dyke principal cornet Richard Marshall has already been busy on what is increasingly becoming a worldwide concert and teaching schedule as he prepares for his 15th year on the end chair of the Queensbury Band.
Belgium to Taiwan
On January he was in Belgium after being invited to be the guest soloist with Brassband Gent under the direction of Luc Vertommen for their special New Year Concert, and has concerts in Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and west of England and Taiwan booked into his diary in the coming months.
The Taiwan trip will see him appear as guest soloist with the Golden Hymn Brass Band in what is being billed as a 'Vibe of British Style'concert on Sunday 23rd February. Whilst there, Richard will also present a masterclass as well as undertaking teaching with students.
On his return to the UK he has a concert in his home town of Doncaster, before Black Dyke head to Huddersfield for the Yorkshire Regional Championships.
No time for much of a breather though as Richard will then appear as soloist with the British Army Catterick Band on Friday 27th March were he will perform Philip Wilby's demanding Cornet Concerto '1945' before hosting the popular Cornet Day at the RNCM in Manchester on 29th March.
I'm fortunate that I can balance the commitments to Black Dyke with my solo and teaching work, so that trips can been booked in at home and abroadRichard Marshall
He told 4BR: "It's already been a busy start to 2020 — and hopefully that will continue through the rest of the year.
I'm fortunate that I can balance the commitments to Black Dyke with my solo and teaching work, so that trips can been booked in at home and abroad.
I'm particularly looking forward to Taiwan, but also to returning home to Doncaster. April has already been booked up as well with a trip to Switzerland on the cards with the Lucerne Youth Brass Band, so there is such a lot to look forward to."