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2010 International Soloist of the Year

A truely international line-up for the 2010 Ern Keller Memorial "International Soloist of the Year".

2010 Ern Keller International Soloist of the Year


The 36th Ern Keller Memorial “International Soloist of the Year” and the 21st Ern Keller Memorial “Band of the Year” will take place on Sunday 21 February 2010 at the St Mary's Band Club, Sydney.


The prestigious International Soloist of the Year event undertakes an exciting expansion with the inclusion of representatives from Japan, the United States, and the Federation of Australasian Brass Bands (FABB), to add to the usual representation from the UK, New Zealand and Australia.

We are extremely excited about the new links formed with Japan, the United States, and the Federation of Australasian Brass Bands...Ken Bradley, Event Producer and Director, St Marys Band Club

Event Producer and Director of the St Marys Band Club, Ken Bradley told 4BR, "We are extremely excited about the new links formed with Japan, the United States, and the Federation of Australasian Brass Bands, adding to the prestige and profile of this important event on the world brass calendar."

The Soloists

The Soloists are:
Australian, Bruce Myers, Horn
British Open, Jef Vermeiren, Cornet
Federation of Australasian Brass Bands, Matthew van Emmerik, Euphonium
Japan, Atsuhiko Okamoto, Cornet
NZ, Phil Johnstone, Bb Tuba
United States, Nate Gay, Euphonium
NSW, Phillip O'Neill, Cornet
QLD, Rogan Clancy, Bass Trombone
SA, Kevin Joughin, Cornet
TAS, Chris Williams, Cornet
VIC, Jennifer Magoulas, Cornet
WA, Ben Noonan, Cornet

The current New Zealand National Champion Paula Russell has declined the invitation to attend, but 2009 NZ Champion of Champions runner-up Phil Johnstone will be the country's representative this year.

The Adjudicator

The Adjudicator for the day is Steve Rosse. The American Steve Rosse enjoys a diverse international career as an orchestral tubist, tuba soloist, educator, and presenter of international festivals. Based in Sydney, Australia as Principal Tuba with the Sydney Symphony, Rosse also lectures at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney.

Band of the Year

"Band of the Year" entrants are Holroyd City Brass Band, St Marys Band Club Brass Band, and Warringah Concert Brass.

Doors open at 1pm and admission is free.

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