Chaconne Brass was formed in 1984 and has established a reputation as one of Britain’s most versatile ensembles. Its repertoire spans from Praetorius to Steve Reich, from Gershwin to Miles Davis, from acoustic to electro-acoustic, and from Brass to Beyond.
Chaconne Brass has an ever-growing list of over 50 works written for the group, many of which appear on their five recordings, the most recent of which, Dancing in the Dark, released on the Deux-Elles label, was given a four star review by The Independent. In addition to their commitment to Chaconne Brass, group members work with many of the finest orchestras and ensembles in Britain; all are also highly regarded teachers, as well as successful composers and arrangers with a large number of commissions, concerts, and broadcasts.
Their career as a chamber group spans 30 years and includes numerous recitals at many of London’s major venues such as the South Bank Centre, St John’s Smith Square, and Cadogan Hall (including a live BBC radio 3 recording) and in many of the UK’s finest concert halls, among them the Queen’s Hall Edinburgh, St David’s Hall Cardiff, and Leeds Town Hall. They have also featured at major Music Festivals including the Three Choirs Festival, Henley Festival, and Norfolk and Norwich Festivals, and have frequently performed abroad, notably at the Berlin Philharmonie. They have directed two successful Lottery funded education projects, and have been featured artists for the Concert Promoters’ Network.
A combination of entertainment, creativity and musical excellence has allowed Chaconne Brass to develop a unique style that appeals to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, whether it is a recital at London’s South Bank, a radio or TV broadcast, a workshop for college students or a performance for very young school children.