Royal College of Music Brass Quintet
30 July 2012, 6pm - 7.15pmMusic
The RCM Brass Quintet are experienced musicians who have played with some of London's most distinguished ensembles.
The RCM Brass Quintet has played with the London Philharmonic, London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras and have performed with renowned conductors including Bernard Haitink, James Gaffigan and Vladimir Ashkenazy, and played in some of the UK's most prestigious venues from the Royal Albert Hall to Glastonbury Festival. Members of the talented quintet even have number one hits to add to their collection of accolades.
Recent International engagements have included playing for Lord Coe and athletes from around Europe for the Olympic 'One Year To Go' event held in St Pancras International Station, the unveiling of Chopin's statue for the Polish Embassy, HRH The Duke of Gloucester at the Royal Festival Hall and an Independence Day recital for the Ronald Reagan Foundation,
The Royal College of Music has invited them to host concerts and they even squeeze in the odd party engagement from 50th birthdays to a Christmas gathering held at London's famous Venn Street Records.
Joining the RCM Brass Quintet: Oliver Poole
"The most exciting young artist. A master of the piano." BBC
Twenty year old British Pianist & Composer Oliver Pooole has performed, both solo and with orchestra, in venues and festivals around the world and has been described as having a stage presence, charisma, talent for communication & improvisation that make him a desirable performer of unique entertaining talent.
His musical life started at an early age when he became the youngest ever winner of an EPTA trophy as the most promising young pianist in Europe, aged seven, reclaiming the title again the following year, first performing with the National Youth Orchestra aged eight, becoming the subject of numerous press reports / features & being broadcast live across Europe aged fifteen, touring Siberia & founding the British-registered charity Siberian Appeal at seventeen, and since performed at venues & festivals including the Royal Albert Hall, Del Sole festivals (Italy and California), Serenata Festival (with Russell Watson), the Kremlin & for various national & international charities including UNESCO, Children in Need, HemiHelp, Siberian Appeal & Unicef.
In the past year, he has been covered by the BBC, Russia Today, Culture TV, News 24, Voice of Russia and awarded a medal by Russian Parliament for services encompassing his music and charity work.
Oliver's desire is to create and perform music that can reach a diverse and international audience as well as highlighting the importance of the powerful & positive effects of music and creative arts in today's society.