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From Berlin to Mars — as Lucerne ensemble get ready to premiere new works on Swiss tour

The critically acclaimed Lucerne Brass Ensemble will featuring a number of exciting new works from leading brass composers on its forthcoming domestic tour.

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  The Lucerne Brass Ensemble will be featuing major new works from leading brass composers on their tour.

The Lucerne Brass Ensemble, a septet made up of some of Europe's finest young professional brass players, is to launch its 'New Horizons' project which will see the group premiere works from leading composers on its forthcoming Swiss tour.

Comprising Niklaus Egg, Manuel Imof, Urs Itin, Florian Buchard and Matthias Keller on trumpet, Roger Müller on tenor horn, Irmgard Ripfel on euphonium and Amos Gfeller on tuba, the group has strong links to both the classical and brass banding worlds.

New works

The works have been commissioned from Daniel Schnyder ('Berlin-Paris'), Ludovic Neurohr ('Ex nihilo'), Sandor Torok ('Waltz on Mars') and Jean-François Michel ('Brass Septet'), as well as Oliver Waespi, who has written 'Blue Starters' — a trilogy of fanfares with a blues jazz feel.

The work in a full brass band version will also be featured in the Gala Concert of the 2019 European Brass Band Championships in Montreux in May.

The ensemble is already critically acclaimed and the tour will bring exciting new music from leading composers to a large and knowledgeable Swiss audienceOliver Waespi

Exciting development

Speaking to 4BR, Oliver said: "The ensemble is already critically acclaimed and the tour will bring exciting new music from leading composers to a large and knowledgeable Swiss audience.

It's an exciting development that such a leading ensemble bridges the classical and brass divide so successfully."

Find out more

To find out more go to: https:/­/­www.lucernebrassensemble.ch/

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