Iconic Music for Winds – City of London Symphonic Winds

City of London Symphonic Winds start their 2018 season with a program of music titled “Iconic Music for Winds”.   There is a change of MD for 2018 this year with Alan Duguid taking the baton for the first concert of the year, David Smith having stepped down in style after Novembers performance of Nigel Clarke’s “A Richer Dust”.  I know Alan for a number of years, having previously being MD at Regent Brass. The feature picture above was taken at…

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Corinthian Chamber Orchestra – St Martin in the Fields

For my first concert of 2018 I have been asked to play with the Corinthian Chamber Orchestra.  I played with them in December 2016 ago as a very last minute 3rd Trumpet in Sibelius 2, which was a really good concert. For this concert, I’m only involved in the one work, the Stravinsky Dances Concertantes. Corinthian Chamber Orchestra St Martin-in-the-Fields  

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In Remission from Hairy Cell Leukaemia

On Monday 8th January 2018, 176 days after diagnosis, I was declared in remission from Hairy Cell Leukaemia by my consultant. It is quite difficult do describe my emotions on hearing and absorbing those words. Relieved, grateful, thankful .. a time for celebration, well, not quite, it didn’t feel that way. Being mindful as we’ve learned during this process that 1400 (approx) people on daily basis are diagnosed with one of the 130 varieties of blood cancer, celebration of remission…

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