A “thrilling young ensemble at the start of what is sure to be a major international career” (Great Birmingham Brass Fest), Connaught Brass are making a name for themselves as a fresh talent in the chamber music world.
Having made their debut at the Lucerne Festival and already set to perform at London’s Wigmore Hall, the ensemble’s ability to manipulate and unify sound earned them 1st Prize in the Inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition 2019. Vibrant, spirited and bold, Connaught Brass place emphasis on their friendship with one another to showcase individual musical personalities within a unique collective sound.
The group also previously won the Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensemble Prize (2018). More recently, they have become Debut Artists of the Tillett Trust, have gained a place on the prestigious Britten Pears Chamber Music Residency 2021 and have been selected as City Music Foundation Artists 2021.
Previous notable engagements include a tour of Switzerland in 2021 and recitals at Ferrandou Musique (France) in 2018, 2019 and 2021, St James’ Piccadilly, Investec International Music Festival and the Great Birmingham BrassFest. Their commitment, camaraderie and collective ability shone through live on BBC Radio 3’s “In Tune“ programme in 2019, where they performed and were interviewed live on air. The 2021/22 season sees Connaught Brass performing extensively throughout the UK, as well as making debut performances in the Netherlands and a return to Switzerland in the Summer. Connaught Brass also take pride in undertaking and building their outreach work.
Their ambition is to explore and share the broadest range of repertoire with as wide an audience as possible, bringing brass chamber music to the forefront of today’s musical world.