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May 07, 2023
4BR talks to Martyn Brabbins, Music Director of English National Opera at the European Youth Championships in Malmo.
May 01, 2023
We speak with Fraser Ramsay of the Laganvale (Metal Technology) Band as they prepare for their appearance representing Northern Ireland at the European Championships in Malmo.
April 28, 2023
4BR talks to Allan Withington about his past, present and future musical intentions — from Stavanger and Manger to his conducting school in Leeuwarden and the forthcoming European Championships in Malmo.
April 22, 2023
4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to the Dutch euphonium star and driving force behind the successful Fontys AMPA Euphonium Competition.
April 18, 2023
With the centenary of his birth in August, we speak to David Richards about the life and works of Arthur Butterworth and how he hopes the brass banding world can help restore his music music from neglect.
April 14, 2023
Mike Lovatt talks about the music makers behind Frank Sinatra — and how he hopes to bring a unique musical flavour to the Golden Era of his recording career.
January 25, 2023
We talk to composer Edward Gregson about the forthcoming RNCM Brass Band Festival which takes place this weekend in Manchester.
January 23, 2023
We talk to the principal trombone of the Halle Orchestra to find out more about her musical life and her commitment to ensuring the next generation of youngsters get the same chances she had to enjoy music making on their own terms.
January 22, 2023
In a special extended podcast interview we talk to Paul Hindmarsh about the forthcoming RNCM Brass Band Festival — his last as Artistic Director.
January 19, 2023
We catch up with one of the leading figures in Norwegian banding as the movement prepares to return to National contesting in early February and as he prepares to inspire the next generation of young players in his new educational appointment.
January 14, 2023
4BR talks to the President of the European Brass Band Association as contesting returns across the continent and the EBBA flagship championships visit Sweden.
November 08, 2022
We talk to Nigel Stevens, CEO of Brass in Concert to find out what's in store for those lucky enough to get a ticket for Sage Gateshead.
September 07, 2022
We talk to David Roberts, MD of Grand Shield winners Rothwell Temperance Band ahead of their British Open challenge at Symphony Hall this weekend.
September 06, 2022
We catch up with the composer of the British Open test piece 'The World Rejoicing — Symphonic Variations on a Lutheran Chorale' to find out more about the work, its inspiration, dedication and construction...
September 06, 2022
We talk to the Cory Band MD, Philip Harper as he prepares his band to defend its title at Symphony Hall on the weekend.
August 29, 2022
The award winning composer talks about her musical influences, styles and compositions as she takes on the role of composer in residence with Fulham Brass Band.
August 27, 2022
We speak to Christopher Barrett about the new CD release from Ensemble of the Golden Bough — inspired by the recording of British Folk Music by composers Percy Grainger, Frank Bridge and John Foulds.
August 07, 2022
We catch up with the Forest of Dean composer as he looks forward to the world premiere of his 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra' which will be played at the Proms on Monday night
August 06, 2022
We catch up with two of the young stars of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain as they prepare to perform with the band at its 70th anniversary concert in London this evening.
August 05, 2022
4BR catches up with the Music Director of English National Opera as he prepares to lead the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain on their 70th anniversary concert in London this weekend.
August 02, 2022
We catch up with the composer of 'Hyperlink' to find out more about the work being premiered this weekend by the National Youth Band of Great Britain — and then played again at the National Finals in October.
July 29, 2022
We catch up with Ian Porthouse to find out more about the forthcoming National Youth Brass Bands Summer course has in store for players in all three of its bands.
July 28, 2022
We catch up with the guest conductor of this year's National Childrens Band of Great Britain to talk about the current course, the music to be performed — and just how brilliantly busy things are each day...
July 26, 2022
4BR is joined by Norwegian trombonist Karianne Flatene Nilssen who is currently in Taunton where she is both a tutor and guest soloist with the National Childrens Band of Great Britain.
July 25, 2022
We catch up with the Course Director of the International Brass Band Summer School to find out what is in store for delegates at Swansea University Bay Campus in Wales next week.