Richard Marshall becomes Geneva's latest signing

The principal cornet of Black Dyke has become a Development & Performance Artist with the Geneva Group.

Richard Marshall
  Richard Marshall has been appointed a Geneva Development & Performance Artist.

The Geneva Group has announced a major new singing with the news that Richard Marshall has become one of their leading Development & Performance Artists.

Cardinal cornets

The principal cornet player of Black Dyke visited the Geneva's Head Office several times before the current lockdown guidelines, to test 36 of Geneva 'Cardinal' cornets which will now be available to purchase when conditions regarding the current lock-down improve.

Richard has been regarded as one the finest cornet players in the banding world; making his reputation as top-man at Grimethorpe for a decade followed by his tenure at the Queensbury band since 2005.

He has travelled the world as a soloist, teacher and adjudicator and is a highly respected tutor at both the RNCM and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

He is also a tutor on the International Brass Band Summer School, the National Children's Brass Band of Great Britain and conductor and tutor of the Yorkshire Youth Brass Band.


Commenting on his appointment he told 4BR: "Since visiting Geneva House and trialling the Cardinal cornet, I was immediately impressed with its consistency in sound and manufacture.

It's fantastic to have the opportunity to work as 'lead development artist' through the cornet range and I'm looking forward to a long and successful relationship with Geneva Group."

It's fantastic to have the opportunity to work as 'lead development artist' through the cornet range and I'm looking forward to a long and successful relationship with Geneva GroupRichard Marshall

Fantastic addition

In response, General Manager Brett Baker added: "Richard is a fantastic addition to our growing list of artists having played on our instrument since December last year.

I cannot think of anyone better to showcase our silver Cardinal cornets. He will be involved in the development of our full cornet range in what will be a very exciting time for the company."

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