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 MÃ¼ller 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.
The works have been commissioned from Daniel Schnyder ('Berlin-Paris'), Ludovic Neurohr ('Ex nihilo'), Sandor Torok ('Waltz on Mars') and Jean-FranÃ§ois 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
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."
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