The Academy’s Brass Faculty has established itself as one of the foremost conservatoire departments in the world. We prioritise students’ experiences by offering an unparalleled range of masterclasses with internationally renowned players, one-to-one lesson time with our distinguished professors and visiting professors and plenty of orchestral and chamber music opportunities. Our brass students are focused, motivated and supportive across the department.

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Murray Richmond, Department Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7320 / email

Mark David

Head of Brass: Mark David

Trumpet with Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Nash Ensemble

Principal Trumpet of the Philharmonia Orchestra 1992–2012

Experienced performer and recording artist in symphonic, operatic and chamber repertoire

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Upcoming Events

Academy Manson Ensemble with London Sinfonietta

Wednesday, 01.02.2017 19:30, Royal Festival Hall

Sian Edwards conducts Thomas Adès' In Seven Days with the Academy Manson Ensemble and London Sinfonietta

Venetian Extravaganza free

Friday, 03.02.2017 13:05, Duke’s Hall

Academy and Juilliard Brass present a Venetian Extravaganza

Chetham’s Chamber Orchestra

Friday, 17.02.2017 19:00, Duke’s Hall

Chetham's Chamber Orchestra perform Walton, Prokofiev and Korngold

Trumpet Masterclasswith Eric Aubier free

Friday, 24.02.2017 14:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

International soloist, Eric Aubier, gives a trumpet masterclass

Academy Symphonic Brass at Regent Hall free

Friday, 03.03.2017 13:00, Regent Hall

A concert of popular suites arranged for brass ensemble performed by Academy Symphonic Brass

Academy at Colston Hall

Tuesday, 07.03.2017 13:05, Colston Hall

The Halcyon Quartet perform Haydn at Colston Hall

Academy Symphonic Brass free

Wednesday, 15.03.2017 19:00, Duke’s Hall

Principal Trumpet of the John Wilson Orchestra, Mike Lovatt, directs Academy Symphony Brass

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra free

Saturday, 18.03.2017 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Howard William's conducts Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra

Brass Chamber Music free

Tuesday, 21.03.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Brass Chamber Music present a concert of Britten, Handel, Prokofiev and Oskar Böhme

Manuel López-Gómez conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra

Friday, 24.03.2017 13:05, Duke’s Hall

Venezuelan conductor Manuel López-Gómez conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra

Mahler's Symphony No.2 at Royal Festival Hall

Thursday, 22.06.2017 19:30, Royal Festival Hall

Semyon Bychkov conducts Academy Symphony Orchestra

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