About Total Brass

Total Brass are an award-winning brass quintet formed of current and past students of the Royal Academy of Music. The quintet are Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellows of the Royal Academy of Music 2013/14, and winners of the Tunnell Trust Award 2013 (for 2014/15), Park Lane Group Young Artists 2013/14, winners of the Worshipful Company Of Musicians Brass Ensemble Prize 2012, and semi-finalists for the St-Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition 2012.

As well as performing countless recitals across the country, Total Brass have had many high profile performances, including opening the Gramophone Awards Ceremony in 2013, and performing at St John’s Smith Square at the Philip Jones Memorial Concert. Additionally, they have featured for two consecutive years on the BBC Radio 3: In Tune Christmas Special, as well as performing for Her Majesty the Queen at the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the Arts Event. Having won the WCOM brass ensemble prize, the quintet were made Yeomen of the Worshipful Company of Musicians in 2012, which has led to many performances including playing on the lead float for The Lord Mayor’s Show.  In addition, Total Brass have run numerous education and outreach projects through the company, both as a group and individuals, in schools across London, receiving 5 star feedback every time.

The ensemble consists of players with emerging freelancing careers having worked with some of the UK’s top professional orchestras and ensembles. These include the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Gabrieli Consort, London Chamber Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, SuperBrass, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera and BBC Symphony Orchestra.