Shock waves in the Southern hemisphere

Christopher Thomas interviews David Bremner, who recently sent shock waves around the Southern Hemisphere by announcing his departure as Musical Director of Wellington Brass, which he has turned into a dominant competitive force in New Zealand.

David Bremner graduated with honours from Victoria University of Wellington after studying with Marc Taddei and was awarded the prestigious Patricia Pratt Scholarship to study at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he graduated with a Master of Music degree after studying with Mark Lawrence.

As a soloist, he has performed concertos with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO), including the world première of Gareth Farr's trombone concerto. He has also recorded Lyell Cresswell's concerto, Kaea, for Naxos Records and with the New Zealand rock band, Crowded House.

His early playing days were cut in brass bands, and he went onto play with Foden’s Richardson and Desford in the UK, as well as with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and is a founding member of New Zealand's Bonanza

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