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RLPO – Czech Republic 2015 Day One – Prague Spring Festival- A Free Evening!

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra set off at midday today for the first part of our June 2015 Tour to the Czech Republic. We had been frequent visitors to this most beautiful and friendly country over the years, including being … Continue reading

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Amazing Stunt By Jean-Claude Van Damme… Me & JCVD!

It was on tour with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Bucharest, Romania, 2011, that I met Hollywood Superstar, Jean-Claude Van Damme. I sat by him at breakfast in the five star Radisson Blu Hotel and he proved to be … Continue reading

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Trumpet Matters!

I just happened across the blog of former Principal Trumpet of the Cincinnati Symphony & Pops Orchestras. This blog has an abundance of articles by Phil about trumpet performance and the psychology of trumpet playing. Well worth a look… TRUMPET … Continue reading

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Legendary New York Philharmonic Trumpeter To Retire!

WQXR Blog New York Philharmonic Trumpeter Philip Smith to Retire Tuesday, November 05, 2013 – 04:00 PM By Brian Wise Enlarge Philip Smith, New York Philharmonic principal trumpet Philip Smith, who has led the New York Philharmonic’s trumpet section for 35 … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Falling

Just printed off the first draft of ‘The Consequences Of Falling’ by Ailis Ni Riain. Now I’m really looking forward to the World Premiere at Manchester’s iconic venue Band On The Wall – 12th January and the Northern Cities Tour … Continue reading

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