BRASS COURSE INFORMATION

Since it’s formation in 1988 Stockholm Chamber Brass has been recognised as one of the leading chamber music ensembles in the world.  The quintet have toured around the world many times, performing at many of the leading music festivals and have released 6 critically acclaimed CDs including the classics of the quintet genre, a CD of commissions and their most recent album THEN, a collection of songs and dances from the renaissance era in arrangements by SCBrass members and friends. The American Record Guide wrote of the album Clockworks, “I cannot imagine that a better brass quintet has ever existed.” 

 

As passionate about teaching as they are performing they regularly give masterclasses at the leading music academies and have been the Brass Quintet in Residence at the prestigious Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Finland.

Throughout the Stockholm Chamber Brass Academy week every student will receive the following:
• A minimum of 90 minutes of individual lessons
• 10 hours of chamber music coaching
• A public lunchtime concert with their chamber music group

• Daily sessions with a composer to workshop a brand new piece for your ensemble​ - To see the compositions and their premieres from previous years please visit the archive section of this website

• Workshop sessions discussing various aspects of chamber music and running a brass ensemble with members of SCB

 

To apply for the Stockholm Chamber Brass Academy each group or individual will need to:

• Complete the Academy application form - found here

They will then be requested to:

• Submit a short curriculum vitae or biography
• Submit either a short audio or video recording to demonstrate their playing level

PLEASE NOTE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 1ST MARCH 2020


A sample schedule can be found below although this will be finalised once the ensembles for the academy have been chosen so that the week can be maximised for each participating group.

 

Saturday 1st August 2020

All students to arrive in Leksand, Sweden


Sunday 2nd August 2020

10:00 Welcome Session with all students and tutors

11:00-15:00 Various sessions exploring aspects of brass playing and writing for brass
18:00 Opening concert with Stockholm Chamber Brass

Monday 3rd – Friday 7th August 2020
09:00-12:00 Warm ups and masterclasses
12:00-12:30 Public lunchtime concert by one of the participating ensembles
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Concert reflections and feedback 
14:30-17:00 Ensemble coaching 
17:00-18:00 Dinner 
18:00-19:00 Workshop/Discussion on Chamber Music

Saturday 8th August 2020
13:00 World Premiere Concert of five new works for brass ensemble by the Academy's Composers
18:00 Final concert with all brass ensembles and Stockholm Chamber Brass

Sunday 9th August 2020

All students depart