Brass Research and Scholarship in Scotland (BRaSS)
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is home to a hotbed of brass scholarship and performance, with a group of researchers and performers gathered around internationally renowned trumpeter, Professor John Wallace, Principal. At the Royal Conservatoire, brass performance practice and historical research interact with performance at the highest level, and the commissioning and performance of new music for brass instruments.
Our first international Brass Forum was held on 14 July 2009 and focused on the many dimensions of the trumpet including historical aspects, organological considerations; contemporary performance practices; and collaboration with composers.
Each future forum will combine conventional scholarly research, performance and teaching in a multivalent event. Subsequent events in the programme will consider Historical Perspectives and Brass in Culture.
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