Lunchtime Concert: Chamber Brass Ensembles

FRI 29 SEP 13.05


Victor Ewald Brass Quintet No.3 in D-flat major
I. Allegro moderato
II. Intermezzo
III. Andante
IV. Vivo


Andy Scott And Everything Is Still...
Mark Summer Julie-O
Lewis Chinn Oblique
Newley/Bricusse Pure Imagination
Gene Koshinski Get It!

Winners of Trinity Laban’s Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Competition 2023, Amphion Brass are a Quintet comprised of students from across London's conservatoires. Having formed in 2021, they have enjoyed bringing brass chamber music to a range of London venues, including St Alfege's church, St George the martyr, St Giles in the fields, and various other venues further across the country. They also regularly participate in competitions, and have seen commendation and success in their entries.

Lewis Chinn is currently in his third year, studying Tuba with Les Neish at Trinity Laban. Lewis first picked up the tuba when he was eight years old and gained a place in the NCO a few months later. During his time there, he was awarded The Director of Music Scholarship and the Liz Rorrison Prize. As a student at RCM JD Lewis won the John Fletcher Award, the Wolfson Award, and the Constance Farrington Brass Prize. In 2023 Lewis won Trinity Laban's Gold Medal Competition and Audience Prize, with the judges commenting on the "enormous amounts of joy and exuberance (he brought) to his playing". Lewis has always had an interest in directing: founding, running, and performing in a variety of ensembles. He made his conducting debut at the age of 17, leading Beethoven's first symphony in St. Edmundsbury Cathedral. He is also a keen arranger and composer, having two original compositions recorded by the SFB Brass Band in 2019 (of which he was the director and tubist). As a versatile musician, Lewis can be found playing around London; from razzing Sousaphone in a nightclub to singing Renaissance madrigals, or playing Irish Whistle in a folk band.

Micah Baker is a drummer, percussionist and composer living and performing in London. Originally from Bedfordshire, he grew up in West Africa before returning to the UK for higher education and university. He initially learned under a jazz drummer, before moving to play in rock, jazz, big band and R&B bands as a teenager all the while exploring tuned percussion in orchestral settings. During his third year at Trinity Laban, he spent a term abroad in Belgium at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. Studying with drummer and vibraphonist Carlo Willems catalysed his love for the vibraphone and developed his knowledge of harmony and improvisation as well as a thirst to compose pieces in the way his teacher did. Micah is currently freelancing as a drummer for function bands, a drummer/percussionist for London-based brass quartet Beyond The Bell, and percussionist in Afro-pop band The Amalgam. He writes and arranges for the above projects, and is in the process of kickstarting his own ventures composing and performing original works as a jazz vibraphonist.

Old Royal Naval College Chapel
Admission free, no ticket required

Dates and times

This event finished on 29 September 2023.

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