Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition: Semi-Finals

Thu 18 Jul 2019 2.00pm

Royal Northern College of Music, Concert Hall

Event Price: Free

This July, the Royal Philharmonic Society is thrilled to be supporting the inaugural Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Building on the legacy of the Philip Jones CBE (1928-2000), a pioneer of brass chamber music, this competition invites outstanding young brass quintets to showcase excellence and enterprise, and benefit from panel and peer-led learning.

It's the first competition of its kind in the UK. Entrants will compete for three major prizes - The Philip Jones Prize (£10,000), The Marah Mahlowe Prize (£7,500) and The Founder’s Prize (£5,000) - to be awarded by an international jury comprising Reinhold Friedrich (trumpet), Barbara Butler (trumpet), Frøydis Ree Wekre (horn), Ian Bousfield (trombone) and Oren Marshall (tuba).

Commencing on Monday 15 July with qualifying rounds, the week will progress to the Semi-finals on Thursday 18 July and the Finals on 20 July. Participating ensembles will also take chamber music masterclasses with members of the jury.

Please note: tickets for the Finals must be booked in advance. Click on the link above to make a booking.

The Philip Jones International Brass Ensemble Competition is kindly hosted by Ursula Jones OBE.