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July 20, 2021
4BR talks to Belgian cornet star making a name for himself as an inspirational conductor in New Zealand after leading North Shore Brass to an impressive podium finish at the recent National Championships.
July 17, 2021
Wellington triumphs to retain National title as Grade honours go to Brass Whanganui, Woolston Concert Brass, Matamata Brass and Buzzing Brass Wellington Youth in Christchurch.
July 16, 2021
We speak to one of the main figures behind the campaign to get free music tuition services provided in Scottish Schools — and his hopes now that the Scottish Government has announced £7 million of investment in the next school year.
July 15, 2021
We catch up with the recently crowned five time New Zealand Open Soprano title winner and composer of the B Grade test-piece 'Temperamental' to be used at the New Zealand National Championships this weekend.
July 14, 2021
We catch up with Allan Withington to find out more about his inventive search for the perfect 'Il Maestro'...
July 13, 2021
We catch up with the Besson euph star to find out more about what he's been up to — from gaining yet more accolades to a return to live performance.
July 12, 2021
We manage to catch up with the Besson tenor horn virtuoso before he flies across the Irish Sea to the Fermanagh/Tyrone Brass Band Summer School where he will undertaking a recital recording of works by Paganini
July 08, 2021
We catch up with the the virtuoso Belgian euph star who has just become a Doctor in Musical Arts following two years of research and performance — interrupted by Covid and the wonderful arrival of a new addition to the family.
July 07, 2021
We catch up with Julia Trinder of the Wantage Band organisation to find out more about their ambitious plans to raise over £450,000 to add to their foundation of their ongoing success.
July 05, 2021
We find out more about Vincent van Gogh's musical connections with the author and journalist Martin Bailey following the discovery that the great Dutch artist was a honorary member of his local wind band.
July 02, 2021
We catch up with the Welsh horn star to find out more about his fantastic Norwegian youth band project that brings brass band and hip-hop music together on a single which is being released later today.
July 01, 2021
We catch up with Tom Redmond to find out more about what's been happening at Chetham's School of Music... from Big Phat Brass with Mike Lovatt to post Covid education...
June 30, 2021
We are joined by conductor Philippe Bach, Music Director of the Meininger Hofkapelle Orchestra who will direct the world premiere of a brand new Euphonium Concerto by composer Jens Marggraf entitled 'du fond de l'engloutissement'
June 29, 2021
We talk to the respected Salvationist composer about his latest venture — bringing music into the heart of very different communities — from private homes to care homes and even to business offices...
June 28, 2021
We catch up with the President of Durham University Brass Band who certainly had a great time following their UniBrass title winning success in Sheffield on the weekend.
June 25, 2021
4BR talks to the Executive Director of Brass Band of Battle Creek to find out more about the professional ensemble which later this year will perform the closing concert at the 75th Anniversary of the Midwest Clinic in Chicago.
June 24, 2021
We talk Carmen and Billy May, cigars and Arturo Sandoval with Mike Lovatt as he puts the finishing touches to his latest recording project.
June 23, 2021
The respected trombonist and arranger talks about his role in the new JSVB Legacy Band which will feature 78 of his arrangements.
June 22, 2021
We catch up with the Scottish tuba virtuoso and MD of River City Brass to find more about musical and sporting life in Pennsylvania, and what the future holds — including for his beloved Scotland football team...
June 21, 2021
4BR talks to composer Michael Brand about the CD re-release of 'In the Red' — a musical drama based on the seminal book, 'The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists' by Robert Tressell.
June 18, 2021
We talk to the CEO of Warwick Music Group and the Chair of the Music Industries Association to find out more about supporting grass roots banding, the launch of a publishing partnership and what the state of the retailer music industry is at present.
June 17, 2021
4BR talks to the Swiss composer about his latest work 'Volatile Gravity' for drum set and orchestra which is to be premiered this weekend in Basle.
June 15, 2021
We talk to Sam Fisher of Brass Bands England about the importance of ensuring bands have a robust and comprehensive understanding of Safeguarding policies and procedures.
June 14, 2021
We manage to catch up with the man behind the secret cornet agent Jonny Midnight following his latest CD release.
June 11, 2021
We talk history with Roger Webster after he recorded a performance of 'Ave Maria' on Alex Owen's 1875 cornet — presented to the legendary conductor by Queen Victoria.