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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Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
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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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Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017

Upcoming Events

Brass Open Day free

Friday, 29.09.2017 15:00, Various venues around the Academy

The Academy’s Brass Department presents an insight for prospective students.

Battles free

Friday, 29.09.2017 19:00, Duke’s Hall

A concert of Baroque music associated with heroic battles. The concert concludes with a live battle.

Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists free

Friday, 06.10.2017 13:05, Duke’s Hall

The Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists present a programme of Schnittke and Stravinsky.

Academy Big Band

Wednesday, 11.10.2017 19:30, Duke’s Hall

Academy students explore the music of such legends as Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller

Semyon Bychkov conducts Mahler’s Ninth Symphony

Friday, 13.10.2017 19:30, Duke’s Hall

Semyon Bychkov conducts the Academy Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mahler's Ninth Symphony

Trombone Masterclass with Jörgen van Rijen free

Tuesday, 17.10.2017 18:00, Henry Wood Room

Jörgen van Rijen, Principal Trombone of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, gives a masterclass

Academy Symphonic Brass: ‘Enigma’ Variations free

Friday, 20.10.2017 19:00, Duke’s Hall

Jörgen van Rijen explores some of the possible solutions to the 'enigma'

John Solomon Brass Prize free

Friday, 27.10.2017 14:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Brass students perform their own choice for solo brass

Septura free

Friday, 01.12.2017 13:05, Duke’s Hall

Tickets: Free, no tickets required Schütz arr. Simon Cox Das Wort ward Fleisch JS Bach arr. Matthew Knight Christmas Suite...

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra free

Saturday, 02.12.2017 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Richard Dickins conducts the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra

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