Connaught Brass claimed the top £10,000 prize in the exciting second ensemble final for the 70th year of the ROSL Annual Music Competition.
In the 70th year of the Annual Music Competition, brass quintet Connaught Brass became the second ensemble winners of the competition, taking home £10,000.
Four groups were selected to compete for the final prize; the Delphine Trio, Flutes and Frets Duo, Lumas Winds and Connaught Brass gave some brilliant performances in the Princess Alexandra Hall, and it was down to the adjudicators, Simon Callaghan, Gavin Henderson CBE, Melinda Maxwell and Geoff Parkin to select the winners of the £10,000 award.
Connaught Brass recently made their debut at the Lucerne Festival and are set to perform at Wigmore Hall this month. The ensemble’s ability to manipulate and unify sound earned them 1st Prize in the inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition in 2019 and they also won the Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensemble Prize in 2018. More recently, they have become artists of both the Tillett Trust and City Music Foundation and gained a place on the Britten Pears Chamber Music Residency 2021/22.
Catch up on the action here:
Flutes & Frets Duo