Success at The Ivors!

Photo: Mark Allan

Edward Gregson has won the award in the category of original composition for ‘Amateur or Young Performers’ at The Ivors Composer Awards 2019, for The Salamander and the Moonraker – An Adventure Story in Music, which received its premiere in July 2018 at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, performed by the Hallé Orchestra and Children’s Choir.

On receiving this prestigious award, Gregson said:

“I am delighted to have won an Ivors Academy Composer’s Award for the Hallé commission premiered last year by their children’s choir and orchestra. Entitled ‘The Salamander and the Moonraker’, it tells of …

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CD featuring Edward Gregson’s Euphonium Concerto is voted ‘Solo CD of the Year’

The recently released Chandos CD The Symphonic Euphonium II, which features a performance by David Childs of Gregson’s Euphonium Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Ben Gernon, has received the award of Solo CD of the Year by Brass Band World magazine.

David studied at the Royal Northern College of Music when Edward Gregson was Principal and is very familiar with his music, having grown up in the brass band world, so when the opportunity arose to commission the Euphonium Concerto he was very excited.  In an interview with Brass Band World he said:

From the outset, Eddie had

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RNCM Brass Band Festival 2020 celebrates Edward Gregson’s 75th birthday

RNCM Brass Band Festival: 24-26 January 2020

The 2020 RNCM Brass Band Festival will feature several works by Edward Gregson (see below), marking the start of his 75th birthday year.  Some of the best bands and finest brass soloists in the world will perform at this popular annual event in Manchester, and the programme will also showcase the work of young musicians and composers now making their mark in the brass band world.

For details of what’s on offer and the full programme, read this article by Paul Hindmarsh, the Festival’s Artistic Director, written for 4barsrest magazine.


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