Brahms Recording

This week I had the privilege of recording Brahms' Academic Festive and Tragic Overtures with Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in the beautiful Kurhaus in Wiesbaden, Germany for Sony Classics. Having last year recorded the Second Symphony with the orchestra my work is now done and I eagerly await the final results when the CD is released in the coming season. F

New Music

I am excited to announce a new collaboration with composer, educator and conductor Iain Masson. Iain is based in Birmingham, UK and plays an active important part in the local music scene. A fellow tuba player, Iain is going to write a set of miniatures for the instrument, which Iain and I hope to perform together both in the UK and Germany. Iain has previously written for the renowned Brodsky String Quartet to critical acclaim and I am looking forward to using our combined knowledge of chamber music and tubas to make some high quality new music for the instrument. I will keep you informed with more information on this exciting new project as it develops. In the mean time please check out Ia

Mahler Lieder

I am currently in the process of arranging Mahler's beautiful Rückert Lieder for my quintet Eigelstein Brass and the fantastic mezzo-soprano Brynne McLeod who currently works in the Tiroler Landestheater, Innsbruck, Austria. It is not often that brass ensembles are given the opportunity to show off their lighter and subtler musical side, but I am finding this selection of songs a perfect opportunity to both add to the brass quintet repertoire and also to develop the sound of our ensemble. F

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