Music Arran concert Pure Brass

Pure Brass, will play an afternoon concert in Brodick Hall on Saturday 19th January at 2pm.

Pure Brass, are one of the UK’s most established brass quintets. The quintet features Bede Williams, Andrew Connell- Smith and Iain Archibald on trumpets, Feargus Kerr on French Horn, Chris Mansfield on trombone and Danielle Price on Tuba. Since their formation in 2006 Pure Brass have built a reputation for their musicianship and entertaining approach to the concert platform. They offer a kaleidoscopic mix from the Baroque to the contemporary and will play a mixture of Gabrielli, Monteverdi and MacMillan in Arran today.

The quintet has worked with various internationally renowned chamber musicians, including a commissioned work by Alasdair Nicolson entitled, The Vanishing, which the group premiered at the St Magnus Festival 2011 in the breathtaking St Magnus Cathedral to a sold out audience.

Pure Brass have won a variety of competitions including the RSAMD Governors’ Prize for Chamber Music, which was subsequently made into a recording for BBC Radio Scotland, the Mary D Adams Award and the Norman Cooper Prize at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival. The quintet has performed in solo recitals in some of the leading venues in the UK including; St Martin in the Fields London, the Usher Hall Edinburgh, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and at festivals such as the Edinburgh Fringe, Durham Festival of Brass, and the Sauerland-Herbst, Germany and T in The Park!